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LHS track continues to improve and conquer

In the lovely spring weather of Friday and Saturday, the Littleton High School varsity track and field members competed in the Pomona Invitational. The Lions did incredibly well and continued their streak of improvement at the meet. The athletes saw a plethora of new personal records and exceptional performances even up against some of the toughest competition they have faced all season.

“As a team we did really well, all of our relays ran phenomenal races and we also had some really good individual times,” said junior Ryan Prasak.

Like many of the other members of the team, Prasak was happy with the progress he saw for himself as an individual during the meet this weekend.

“I shaved seven seconds off my mile time and tied my PR in the 800 which I was really happy about,” said Prasak

The Lions had many victories during the meet including the girls’ 4×800 meter relay got a personal record (PR), as did senior pole vaulter Hugo Olgilve. Out of 29 competing school, the LHS runners placed 9th.

The track and field athletes have been doing incredibly well this season and have been having a lot of fun. They are doing well but continue to look for opportunities to improve and are always setting goals.

“We’re trying to qualify as many people for state as possible. I’m just looking forward to competing hard and spending time with the team for the next few weeks,” said Prasak.

The runners have formed a bond with each other that has become an excellent support system as they push themselves towards their goals.

“My favorite part of the track season has been running with the new members of the team. I like going to practice everyday and spending time with people I would consider my closest friends” said junior Magda van Leeuwen.

The LHS runners are enthusiastic and excited about what the season has in store for them, they continue to run their fastest at every competition and represent the LHS Lions extremely well.

LHS varsity track runners at the Pomona Invitational

LHS varsity track runners at the Pomona Invitational