Getting ready to race


Drew Pemberton

Tory Lindholm prepares for a jump.

Maddie Pogorzelski, Staff Reporter

Varsity track is back and blowing away their competition. The team is coached by Mr. Sanders and consists of two seniors, five juniors, two sophomores, and seven freshmen. With all the new underclassmen this year, St. Edward track is hoping to keep expanding and growing as a team over the next few years.  

The two seniors on the team this season were Sophia Scheider and Connor Graf. Connor has been running on the team all four years of his high school career. Connor mentions that his favorite memory was from his time on the team freshman year; he says, “It was probably the most fun I’ve ever had with a sport. I was one of the only freshmen running with a group of around 25 upperclassmen. It felt like being a part of a family and I’ll never forget the memories made from that year.” A quote that Connor lives by is from Jim Carrey: “ If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.” Sophia has been a part of the team for two years. She is a part of two spring sports at St. Edward and has been doing a great job balancing the two. Her favorite memory is placing third at State in the 800m race her junior year. Sophia’s advice to her underclassman teammates is, “Don’t be afraid to try something new because you might end up really enjoying it.” Both Connor and Sophia had a lot of fun this season and are very happy to have contributed to the team during the years they have been a part of it.  

With three track meets left of the season, Mr. Sanders is hoping his team will come out with multiple placings. On the girl’s team, all of the freshman girls ran their personal records at conference last week and Sophia Scheider is hoping to return to state in the 400 or 800-meter run. On the boy’s team, junior Tory Lindholm should win a couple of medals in hurdles and long jump. Junior Michael Cozzi should place in the 400-meter run and also in the long jump. Conner Graf’s last track meet is this week and he is looking to improve on his time in the 100 and 200-meter run.