Track & Field Teams Head to Sectionals
Girls' Sectional Track & Field: Tuesday, May 17
Boys' Sectional Track & Field: Thursday, May 19
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The Girls' and Boys' Track & Field teams at Canterbury have some lofty goals for themselves. The girls are hoping to take down the 2007 team's record of 44 points scored (6th place) at the Sectional Championship, while the boys want to improve upon last year's 16 points scored (9th place).
"The four senior athletes on the girls' roster are not just good runners and good teammates, they are elite in this program's history," Canterbury Coach Jordan Miller says. "The percentage of impact these four have had on this program is beyond noteworthy."
Seniors Lena Reelsen, Olivia Hamilton, Avery Biggs, and AnnaBella Brown have combined for 40 Canterbury top 10's out of 149:
Reelsen: 13 (9 events, 1 school record)
Olivia: 13 (7 events)
Avery: 15 (10 different events - 5 school records)
AnnaBella: 16 (8 events, 2 school records)
"These girls have done this over the course of two different head coaches, four different assistant coaches, and a global pandemic that took away an entire season of opportunities," Miller says. "More impressive than the records, these four have shown a level of commitment, perseverance, positive attitude, work ethic, humility, and a constant willingness to learn that we as coaches hope to encounter and are constantly spending our time trying to find or cultivate."
Canterbury's boys' team has only one senior, Luke Ruediger, who will not be competing in sectionals. Still, Miller says Ruediger played an important role on the team with 11 top-10 finishes and setting five school records.