Boys Track Runs Past Multiple School Records

On Saturday, April 8 the boys track team attended the Niles West invitational at Niles West high school.

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When competing against ten other schools in their division, the boy’s Varsity track team placed 3rd, bringing home a plaque for the first time in over nine years.

In addition to the win, senior Landon Keefover broke two records over the weekend. Keefover beat the previous Varsity 110 high meter hurdle record with 14.1 seconds, beating the ten year old record which was 14.2 seconds. This isn’t Keefover’s first time breaking a school record. He has broken one other school record in the past for the 300 meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 39.8, and he hopes to accomplish another one before graduation.

“[Keefover] has his eyes on winning the state championship,” Varsity track coach Christopher Bailey said. “He would like to beat a record for one of the relays and wants to have his name on plaques here as many times as possible. He thrives off of a challenge.”

Other than Keefover, sophomore Robert Christiansen also broke a school record at the invitational meet over the weekend. He broke the sophomore school record for the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.6, beating the old record of 22.8, which was set in 1996.

“His speed is there,” Bailey said. “And he works very hard. If we continue to polish up the handoffs, I think that’s not only going to help him, it will help the relays as well.”