Track & Field ends dominating season at State Championship


Senior Breanna McDonald takes off at the start of the race. McDonald earned fifth place in the 800 meter dash and set a season record. Photo courtesy Moco Running.

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

The indoor track & field team competed in the State Championship Feb. 18 against 42 schools from across the state. The boys team placed placed 13 overall with only one point, and the girls placed 26 overall with a score of five.

Both the girls and boys teams faced tough competitions in all events but managed to finish with several spots in the finals. On the boys side, seniors Obi Onwuamaegbu, Ben Rumsfeld, Dalton Yu and junior Ben Lesser placed eighth in the 4×800 relay with a time of 8:26.83.

Senior Breanna McDonald dominated in the 800 meter, placing fifth with a season record of 2:23.94. Juniors Isabella Bravo, Leeza Landy, Caroline Snyder and Elizabeth Sklaire placed eighth in the 4×800 relay with a time of 10:04.08.

The Vikes are satisfied with their performance throughout the entire season and are looking to improve their times for the outdoor season, starting March 1.

“Coming into the outdoor season, we are hoping to increase our team’s depth because during indoor our relays were predominantly composed of the same handful of people,” sophomore Greg Garner said. “Hopefully we can achieve this because we have a few previously injured runners coming back, as well as people who didn’t do indoor.”