Silver Bay track optimisticEven though the big wins haven’t gone Silver Bay’s way this season, the track team’s coach is hopeful for the future.
By: Matt Suoja , Lake County News Chronicle
Even though the big wins haven’t gone Silver Bay’s way this season, the track team’s coach is hopeful for the future.
“I’m seeing improvement in all my kids,” said Head Coach Rick Frericks.
Last Wednesday, the team competed in the Polar League Conference Championship in Two Harbors.
On the girls side, seventh-grader (the only girl on the team) Abby Michels finished 14th in the 200 meter dash and long jump.
On the boys side, Jonah Koehler finished 17th and Hank Bemlott placed 19th in the 3200 meter run. The 4-by-400 meter relay team finished eighth and the 4-by-800 team finished seventh. In the shot put, Baruch Fischer placed 13th and Josh DeHart captured 23rd. Fischer and DeHart finished 21st and 24th respectively in discus.
“They’re working hard and having fun,” Frericks said.
The Mariners competed in the sub-section meet Wednesday.
In order for a team member, or a group of team members to qualify for a section event, they must finish in the top seven for individual events and top four in relay events at the sub-sections.