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Local track season off and running

By on April 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Pictured, from left, is the Waterloo High School girls track 4×800 meter relay team of Rachel Patterson, Libby Price, Ella King and Jenna Schwartz, which broke the school record with a time of 10:15.34 last Wednesday at the Freeburg Invitational. (submitted photo)

The high school track season is off to a strong start this spring, with some records broken in the process.

The Waterloo High School track team has broken four school records this season.

The girls 4×800 meter relay team of Jenna Schwartz, Libby Price, Ella King and Rachel Patterson set a new school record in the event with a time of 10:15.34 at last week’s Freeburg Invitational.

Schwartz has also broken school records in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 11:14 and in the 1,600 meter run with a time of 5:18.14.

On the boys side, Noah Hays has broken the school record in the 400 meter run with a time of 49.74 seconds, and has tied the school record in the 200 meter run at 22.94 seconds.

“So far, it has been a great season,” Waterloo head coach Larry Huffman said.

Other notable WHS tracksters include the boys 4×400 meter relay team of Samuel Rick, Noah Hays, Jackson McAlister and Dawson Holden.

Travis Thier also had a triple jump that would be state qualifying if it was at sectional at the end of the year with a jump of 42 feet, eight inches.

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