By Zerick Nease
Spring sports are starting up at Red Lion Senior High School, and the Girls Track and Field team is more than ready. They have been practicing all winter for this season and it has arrived.
The girls team went 4-2 last year and are looking to use some of that momentum for this season.
By Derek Etter
Social Media & Marketing Editor
In a new way to integrate sports, the Red Lion Special Education department has begun UNIFIED track and field in affiliation with the Special Olympics.
The program, which created the Team "Unified Lions,” is integrating special needs students into the track team under the mantra, "We are one."
With the goal of eliminating labels, the special needs students (called "athletes") have begun to practice with peer "partners" from the JV and Varsity teams.
By Brianna Lehr and Gabriella Young
Business Manager and Staff Writer
For junior Madisen Kling, track isn’t just something she enjoys. It runs in her blood, it’s a family tradition.
Kling is an all around athlete, turning heads in every sport she plays. Kling has been playing soccer for six years and track for five years.
She has earned the starting varsity soccer goalie position since her freshman year and is now a top discus thrower as well.
In fact, Kling plans on continuing her track career after high school. She wants to go college and wants to earn a scholarship of some kind, in order to throw discus.
In terms of this season, Madisen believes she has had a pretty good season so far.
“I’ve had some rough patches or rocky starts but I think that I’ve always managed to push through,” said Kling humbly.
Despite rocky starts and rough patches, Kling made an astounding achievement this season. She broke the 28 year old discus record, made by Nan Strawbridge in 1989.
By Rachel Lau
Senior Greg Potter has vaulted his way through track since his freshman year. Every season was eventful, with both awards and injuries.
Potter wanted to do track and field because he was a cross country runner and desired to run distance. So, when joining the track team, he didn’t expect to become a pole vaulter.
By Jason Rebuck
The 2016 Track & Field season is underway.
The team is ready to compete. The goal of the season is simple; each competitor will work hard all season to improve his or her individual performance and help the team.
With the boys record of 5-1 last season, Coach Barshinger is looking for progress from last year since the loss of several key seniors last year leaves the current team very young
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