Pearce track team competes in regionals

By Sam Elliott | Staff Writer
7200695_orig.jpgThe track team performed at regionals on April 26 with three runners advancing to the regionals after area. The runners’ performances including first place and two third places in their events.

“I was really pleased with my performance at the area meet after getting second at district,” senior Luke Rehfuss said.

Despite facing some tough competition, the team’s runners that advanced to regionals performed well but did not advance to state. Two runners placed fifth in their events with the top three performers in each event advancing to state.

“I think all the practicing and getting in that extra form in training really helped,” Luke said.

Luke earned his personal record in the event with a 38.69 in the 300m hurdles. Sophomore Jordan Otto jumped five feet, two inches in the high jump for another personal record while earning fifth place, and Katherine Flink pole vaulted nine feet, six inches for 12th place.

“Being around great athletes really inspires you to do you best and pushes you to new limits,” sophomore Jordan Otto said.

The team has many members returning with Katherine and Jordan next year. This bodes well for future competitions with many teams competing at the area, regional and district levels senior heavy.

“We are young,” Coach Drew Harden said. “Skyline, Berkner and Jesuit are all senior-heavy, and many members are leaving. We stayed on the field after the district meet to remind the juniors, sophomores and freshmen what it feels like to lose.”

With a young team and hope-inspiring results, the team looks to improve next year and win district.

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