The upper school track team competed in their first meet on the 22nd of April this year, the 9th annual Leo Bond Meet in Fairbault, MN. Overall, the girls came in 5th of 7 teams and the boys came in 7th of 8 teams.
Alexandra Munkelwitz (11), a year-round athlete at NLA, came in first for the varsity 100 meter dash with Laura Stolz (12) coming in .19 seconds behind, taking second.
Munkelwitz also tied for second in the high jump and placed fourth in the triple jump. An event similar to the long jump where one skips rather than jumping with two feet into the pit.
“She did really well,” said Will Tiedeman (10) enthusiastically praising his teammate.
The girls relay team placed 2nd, with Isabel Thompson (9), Stolz, Munkelwitz and Katie Danielzuk (7).
Mrs. Thielen, the track coach, commended Danielzuk’s performance saying it was “remarkable” because she was put into the relay last minute in place of an absent teammate.
Tiedeman put in a notable performance, setting a personal record of 28 feet 11 inches in shot put.
“It’s not that great, but I was surprised,” said Tiedeman humbly about his performance.
The Track Team performed well and represented North Lakes Academy in a very competitive, honorable way.