Running through the cold


Victoria McKenzie (10) and Parriss Bettis(12) hand off a baton. The girls ran the 4X1 race.

Hannah Giese and lakecentralnews

Due to the snow on Tuesday, April 15, the girls track meet was postponed to Wednesday, April 16. Though the temperature was cold, the girls did not let the weather stop them from dominating during the meet with a 98-37 win over Portage and 86-48 over Crown Point.

“It was bitterly cold, and the weather conditions were not in our favor. Despite that, the girls still performed their best. A handful of girls broke or tied their personal records,” Melanie Stepanovic (10) said.

The girls have had a hard transition from indoor season to outdoor season due to the inconsistent temperatures. There are events that occur in outdoor season that are not in indoor season, such as the 300-meter hurdles.

“Running the 300 hurdles is very tough and I always have to prepare myself for it. It’s different than the 100 hurdles because it’s much longer. It was really hard because of the cold weather at the meet and I normally stick with the 100 hurdles. I still have a lot of goals for myself this season,” Kristen Kaiser (11) said.

The outdoor season will continue up through state. The next girls track meet is Tuesday, April 22, at Michigan City.The team will continue to have practice six times a week and hope to achieve all their goals.