MSS is so proud of their girls and boys track squads who competed recently at sectionals in North Chicago.
The girls ended the meet with an overall third place finish by the eighth grade team and a fifth place finish by the sixth/seventh grade team out of 12 schools.
“Every one of our relay teams set a new personal record and there were many personal bests across the board!” said girls coach Laura Gess.
A special congratulations to the following girl athletes for qualifying for the state competition: Erica Bunning (7th in pole vault, discus), Brooke Donaldson (8th in 100 meter hurdles), Taylor Proft (8th in 400 meter day), and Rose Sheridan (6th in 800 meter run).
The MSS boys gave it their best shot at their sectional meet hosted at North Chicago High School. Seventh graders Luke Lutgens and Chase Bonder secured their spots for state. Luke launched himself into qualifying for the long jump, while Chase had a personal best at the high jump where he soared like an eagle. At lightening speed, eighth grader Oskar Jedynak gave an impressive performance qualifying for both the 1600-meter and the 800-meter. Oskar leads the boys track team by example. Also, heading down state is the boys 4X400m relay team. Eighth graders John Lee, Syam Atade, Oskar, and Alex Utsis had a great race taking third place and qualifying for state! John was subbing for eighth grader Shane Moncayo who will join the team for state. Cameron Simes, seventh grader, rocked it in the 200 meter taking second and qualifying for state.