Abdellatif Breaks School Record

Senior Noor Abdellatif exceeds the expectations and leads the Sequoits to a win.


Courtesy of Noor Abdellatif

Noor Abdellatif leads the Sequoits to victory through her pole vaulting.

To start off this year’s indoor track and field season, senior Noor Abdellatif set a new school record, beating her own previous record. On Monday, February 18, the girls track and field team traveled to Grayslake North High School for their first indoor invitational of the new season. Abdellatif was coming off the best season of her career as she set the school record for pole vaulting last season and the hard work from the off season has paid off, as she has yet again gained a new record. 

The team performed well yesterday, but it was Abdellatif that lead her team to victory. She is the number one ranked vaulter in Illinois and yesterday she set a new personal record, as well as a new school record. Her previous record was 11-feet and her new record is 11-feet-6-inches.

“It felt really great to break my own record again because it was completely unexpected,” Abdellatif said. “It was a total team effort on our win which was great to see out of our underclassmen.”

The team fought hard in all aspects of the event and were able to come out with a win and kick off the season with a bang.

“I think it’s amazing how Noor puts in so much effort and works incredibly hard to achieve new goals all the time,” junior Allison Kane said.

Following this win, the girls travel to Glenbrook North on February 21, for their next meet.