Girls track takes on year 25

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Sara Ramos (11) and Sydney Vandersteeg (11) sprint around the corner of the track. The Indians won this meet, which took place on April 12 at home against Merrillville and Crown Point. Photo by Stefan Krajisnik

Sofia Hay

For 24 consecutive years, the girls track team has managed to uphold the same title: Sectional Champions. This is a feat not easily done, but the girls have key factors that they say contribute to their success.

“We all work really hard, and we all get along really well. When you have a close bond with your teammates, you’re not only working for yourself but working for your teammates, too,” Sarah Hunsley (11) said.

The hard work and connection of the team has allowed them to carry on this success so far into the current season. According to the Northwest Indiana Times, the team is currently ranked number one in the region.

“We shall see [if we win this year]. Each year, each team is different, [but] it’s nice to keep the streak alive. The girls believe it’s important, they believe the sacrifice is necessary for success,” Mr. Ron Fredrick, English, said.

Will this year’s team continue the legacy and protect the title for a 25th consecutive year? The team’s efforts for the remainder of the season will determine that. At the Sectional meet on Tuesday, May 17, the girls will see if they have what it takes to carry on the tradition.