Track and field places fifth and seventh at the 70th annual Shawnee Mission North Relays

The track and field teams competed at the North Relays meet Friday, May 6 where the girls placed fifth and the boys placed seventh

Kate Haney, JAG reporter/photographer

 

The track and field teams competed against 34 teams at the 70th Shawnee Mission North Relays Friday, May 6 where the girls placed fifth and the boys placed seventh. Describing what he would have changed about the meet, sophomore Aiden Stroebel shared his thoughts.

“If I could have changed anything about the meet, I would have wanted to place first overall,” Stroebel said. “That is an unrealistic goal as of now, but I hope that with a lot of practice and determination, I can reach that goal in the future.”

After placing first in both of her events, senior Quincy Hubert explained what she competed in.

“At the North Relays meet, I competed in both the 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter hurdles race,” Hubert said. “It felt amazing to place first overall in them.”

Making a new personal record in his event, Stroebel talked about his favorite part.

“My favorite part of the meet was breaking my previous PR in javelin by 11 feet,” Stroebel said. “Seeing all of your practice transfer to the meets always feels good because it really shows how hard you have been working and how your hard work is finally paying off.”

Similarly to Strobel, Hubert also shared her favorite part of the North Relays meet.

“I love running at North Relays because it is one of the largest meets of the year, apart from the state championship. There is always good competition that I know will push me to have to run my best,” Hubert said. “Last year I broke the school record in the 300-meter hurdles at North Relays. This year at North Relays I ran almost a second faster, broke my own previous school record and my time is currently the top 300-meter girls hurdle times in Kansas, which feels really amazing.”

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