Girls track participates in a watermelon run

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Girls track participates in a watermelon run

Girls Track poses for a picture after the run with the watermelon rind on their heads.

Girls Track poses for a picture after the run with the watermelon rind on their heads.

Girls Track poses for a picture after the run with the watermelon rind on their heads.

Girls Track poses for a picture after the run with the watermelon rind on their heads.

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Participating in the Watermelon Run on May 8, varsity track races for a new reason: who can eat the watermelon the fastest.

“Each person was given half of a watermelon, and they had to eat it all. I started to give up towards the end because it was hard to finish,” sophomore Maggie Morse said.

The runners were not allowed to use spoons to eat the watermelon.

“We had to eat the watermelon with our hands and face. It was pretty nauseating and challenging but fun,” sophomore Jamie Poppen said.

After finishing the watermelon, the team put the rind on their head to run their half mile.

“My watermelon hat fell off while I was running. It broke in two, so I had to go back and get another rind because I wasn’t going to eat another watermelon again,” Poppen said

This was the second year the track team participated in the watermelon run.

“Last year was our first year doing the watermelon run because we wanted to do the burger run, but Kessler said it would be bad for our health,” sophomore Maggie Hulen said.

We wanted to do the burger run, but Kessler said it would be bad for our health,”

— Maggie Hulen

Senior Maddy Brown, juniors Lindsey Stucki, Abby Allgeyer, Rachel Osborne, sophomores Jamie Poppen, Maggie Hulen, Maggie Morse and freshman Betsy Wait  were eight girls who participated in the watermelon run.

“It was mainly varsity girls, but they invited me to participate because I would run up with varsity sometimes. I’m so happy I was able to participate,” freshman Betsy Wait said.

The girls who participated were the one who were staying after for districts or are distance runners.

“It was fun and a bonding experience. I was sad that not everyone was able to participate so maybe next year JV will also participate with us,” Morse said.

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