The track and field teams traveled to Clinton yesterday for the Clinton Freshman Invitational. The meet is a favorite of the freshmen since they get to compete against athletes their own age. No team scores are kept for the meet as the focus is on the kids getting an opportunity to compete.
The highlight of the night had to be Brianna Staebler taking a huge step forward. She had personal bests by a number of feet in both the shot and discus, winning both events. Sophia Fanshaw also had a good day in the shot, setting a personal best as well. Grace Black was able to compete for the first time this season as she’s recovering from an injury. It was great to see her back competing.
For the boys, Jovany Manriquez ran a solid 400 in his first ever quarter, finishing 6th overall. Will Hoffmann poured his guts out running the 1600/3200 double. He’s one determined young man, and that will prove valuable to him over the years to come. I’m sure he slept well last night after that tough double.