Track teams succeed at conference meet

Robbie Grace ‘19 steals show with long jump


Eva Berezovsky

Cheryl Minde ‘20 throws a discus during a practice. The team practices all of their various events along the fields and track at the Hopkins campus.

Zach Slavitt and David Bix, Staff Writers

The boys’ and girls’ track and field teams are wrapping up another successful season.

The girls are doing very well this year, winning the conference championship on May 17 despite having significantly fewer members than other teams in the conference. About the boys’ team, captain Sean LeBlanc ‘18 says that “the season has been OK, but a few of our main varsity guys have had injury issues.” The boys won 4th in the conference.

Unlike most sports, the high school track team is both upper school and middle school students. LeBlanc loves this combination, saying “this is a great system that keeps the younger athletes engaged with older and more experienced athletes to keep them working hard and coming back year after year.”

Robbie Grace ‘19, one of the two captains of the girls’ team, was extremely successful at the conference meet. She broke the class A state record for long jump, with a staggering 19’5” jump. “I am honestly so excited for the success of our program,” says Grace “we are so young and can really do something great … My personal success also excites me because there is still so much room for improvement with my technique and form and I believe that more good jumps are coming soon.”

Coaches will select which competitors move on to sections. Two Blake athletes from each event will compete at sections, with the hopes of going to state. Some athletes with exceptional results, like Grace, automatically qualify for state.