Girls Varsity Track and Field

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Let’s spring into action with Riverbend Girls track and field. So far the girls have had a great season with breaking records and hard long workouts to get ready for conference.  Some of the track athletes are just returning from Penn Relays, a state wide Olympic meet, where they run their races against other teams around the country.

Senior Khailah Griffin attended Penn Relays again this year; she ran in the 4×100.  The Penn Relays took place at Penn State University, and it was a three day event, Thursday, April 27- Saturday, April 29.

Griffin also runs the 200, 100, 4×200, 300 hurdles, and competes in high jump and long jump. Griffin said, “We’re looking forward to conference. I’m hoping we get a shot at outdoor championship, as we’ve already won the championship for indoor.” Griffin continued, “I plan on trying to improve in my personal records, beating my time for the 300 hurdles. Also I would like to win another conference or state champion title, or even All State champion.” Senior Jade Jordan said, “I hope for the team to win conference this year.”

Jordan has broken three records so far this year: high jump, triple jump, and for 100 and 300 hurdles. Jordan said, “I hope to reach 40 feet by conference for triple jump and get 5’8 again, or reach 5’10 for high jump.”

Senior Alyse Purcell runs the 400, 500, 800, and 4×8. Purcell said, “My goal is to run a sub 2.25 in the 800, and for our team to win conference.”

The season is swiftly moving for our track stars as we wrap up the rest of the season and school year. Conference starts May 17. We wish our track athletes good luck!

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