Girls track competes in first away meet

The girls track team loaded up the bus and drove to Glenbrook North high school to compete against the girls Lake Forest and girls Glenbrook North team.


Sydney Parker

Junior Julia Kraus hands off the baton to sophomore Zamora Rodriguez in the 4×400 meter race.

The ACHS girls track team had a tough match on Thursday, Feb. 24, against two very competitive schools, Glenbrook North and Lake Forest. The Sequoits ran, threw and jumped with passion and aggression.

Even though this meet was one of the first track meets for some runners, everyone ran their hardest and did not give up. 

“I think the team did great and everyone tried [and ran] their hardest, [especially] for the circumstances of the track,” sophomore Nora Lubkeman said.

This meet was structured like a warmup meet so runners knew what to expect in the upcoming season. There has not been a winner announced yet, but even if the Sequoits didn’t come out on top, they still ran their hardest.

Since this meet was for people to understand and try new events, many Sequoits were able to run or try a new field event that they have been practicing.

“It was good to finally be able to [high jump] in a meet, but it was very scary at the beginning when a bunch of people are standing around watching while it’s your first time,” freshman Nora Cecchi said.

 Many Sequoits were able to set a new personal record at this meet, one of which was Lubkeman, who set a new personal record in long jump, jumping 14.0’ feet.

Even though there were many new personal records, some runners weren’t able to run their best since it was such a small and slippery track.

“[I didn’t have] my best 400 splits at this meet, but it’s a confidence booster to know that I am consistent timewise,” senior Sarah Benes said.

The Sequoits girls track team has a lot more meets ahead of them in their winter and spring seasons, and hopefully many of them end up being successful.