The Track and Field Shamrocks participated in their first medal meet on Tuesday, April 10th, at Union. Many of the track athletes did well in their events, and some even achieved medals.
The first question asked to the track and field Shamrocks was what events they participated in, and senior Lydia Pataky responded, “I participated in javelin, pole vault, and 100m hurdles.”
“Discus and shotput were the events I participated in,” said freshman Ellie Westermeyer.
“I was in the 100m, the 200m, and long jump,” replied Dalton Gerdes, senior.
Kayla Brumels, sophomore, answered, “I participated in the 1600m and 4x8 relay team.”
Second, the athletes were questioned about how they performed in their events, and junior Tim Madden said, “With it being the first real day that was warm, I felt that it went well. I got to see where I was really at and where I need to focus on.”
“I did good in my events, I even beat my personal record,” responded sophomore Lauralie Grater.
Junior Martin Lewis replied, “I did my personal best in the 3200, so I was proud.”
Senior Dalton Gerdes answered, “I did pretty decent, even against class 3 and 4 schools.”
The next question was how the athletes thought the team as a whole performed, and sophomore Kayla Brumels said, “I think our 4x8 team overall did good because we set a personal record. We have improved by a lot. I am super happy about our 4x8 team.”
“The team participated really well overall,” answered freshman Brande Kubiak.
“I think our team did pretty good in their events,” replied Demetri Pataky, sophomore.
Senior Lydia Pataky responded, “We all did good in our events, even though it was a very challenging meet.”
For their first medal meet the athletes thought the team, all together, did pretty well. Good luck to the Shamrocks during their next meets!