Track places second and fourth at KC Relays

Freshman Charlotte Caldwell finished first in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:16.51, setting a new school record

Kate Haney, JAG editor-in-chief

The track and field teams placed second and fourth out of 18 teams at the Kansas City Relays meet hosted by Blue Valley Southwest Friday, April 15.

Senior Katie Schwartzkopf described how the meet went.

“I think the meet went really great,” Schwartzkopf said. “We had so many amazing performances and everyone was in really good spirits. It also felt great because the team did so well overall and we placed very well.”

After placing first overall in pole vault, sophomore Makenna Payen illustrated her favorite and least favorite parts of the meet.

“The best part about going to track and field meets is getting to be with my friends and getting to cheer on and congratulate the team,” Payne said. “My least favorite part about this meet was the weather because anytime it gets windy, the wind gets in the way of the pole vault and makes it harder for me.”

Additionally, Schwartzkopf shared how she placed in the meet.

“I got second overall in the 1600 meter run, I was also in the girl’s distance medley relay and we placed sixth,” Schwartzkopf said. “I also ran in the girls 4×400 meter relay and we got 10th overall.”

Going into detail, Payne talked about what she would have changed about the meet.

“If I could have changed anything it would’ve been the weather,” Payne said. “It is harder to jump higher for pole vault due to windy conditions which made me not do as well as I was planning to.”

Similar to Payne, Schwartzkopf explained what she would have changed as well.

“I was really sad that I wasn’t able to watch my friend [senior] Kate Roth compete in long jump because I had to race,” Schwartzkopf said. “If I could have changed anything, it would have been the schedule because I rarely get to see the field events.”

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