Junior High Track battles through tough conditions at Aurora.

Last Saturday, the JHigh Track team battled through some less than ideal weather conditions at the Aurora Middle School Track Meet. They were even able to pull out a few wins in certain events. The seventh grade girls placed fifth. The eighth grade girls placed ninth. The seventh grade boys placed ninth, and the eighth grade boys placed eighth.

A few highlights from the meet on the girls side included Mikya Lierman ’23 winning the 400 meter dash and pole vault with a time of 1:08:62 and a height of 6’6, Emily Huss ’23 winning the discus with a throw of 74-05.25 and Karly McCord ’22 winning the shootout with a throw of 30-00.05.

The boys also had some outstanding performances. Devon Carol ’23 won both the 800 meter dash and 1600 meter run with times of 2:28:29 and 5.17.90. Alex Buxton ’22 won the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.17.


Alyse Peterson ’22 jumps over a hurdle during the 100 meter hurdle race. Alyse placed tenth with a time of 22.24. Photo by: Mikasa Lierman


Ashton McCowns strides out during the 1600 meter run. He finished with a time of 6:26.83. Photo by: Mikasa Lierman