Freshmen Daniel Yu and Jon Ma participate in a warmup relay on the third day of track practice.

High expectations made for the upcoming track and field season

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer March 15, 2017

Over 150 girls and boys showed up Feb. 27 for the first day of track and field practice. “We are really excited about the group this season. We have a lot of kids, which is great, but we also have...

Cleaning out their watermelon helmets,  freshman Claire Smout, sophomore Betsy Wait, juniors Maggie Hulen and Maggie Morse, seniors Rachel Osborne, and Abby Allgeyer, and Coach Kevin John, prepare to put the melon shells on their heads. “I was one of the first people to transform their watermelon into a watermelon hat,” Osborne said. Osborne drove home wearing the watermelon hat that evening.

Track team bonds in watermelon run

Claire Smout, Staff Writer May 14, 2016

Coed track launches new season

Coed track launches new season

Betsy Wait, EiC Intern March 7, 2016
On Feb 29, an unprecedented event took place in the realm of West Athletics: the first official practice of coed Track and Field.
Pole Vautling to new heights

Pole Vautling to new heights

Claire Martin, Staff Writer May 2, 2015
After being encouraged by fellow pole vaulter sophomore Jamie Poppen, freshman Kacie Bergh became a pole vaulter during track and field.
Raising the bar

Raising the bar

Hannah Hoffmann, News Editor May 1, 2015

Spinning in midair to get herself over a six-feet-tall bar, freshman Sydney Kinzy lets go of her pole as she falls to the mat below. Purely a sprinter in the past, Kinzy decided to give pole vaulting...

Making the leap

Making the leap

Sydney Kinzy, Features Editor April 22, 2015

During the track meet at Lafayette, Saturday, April 19, freshman Alejandra Herrera took up 300m hurdles as one of her events. “I found that it was one of my talents,” Herrera said. “It’s lots of...

Signs line the side of the trail at the Mark Twain 100 miler, a race Weber recently participated in. Finishing with almost thirty other runners, Weber started the race on September 13 and ran for more than 30 hours.

Ultra-runner tackles Track

Emily Dickson, Staff Writer April 6, 2015
This spring, West welcomed an “ultra-runner” to the coaching staff.
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