Hundreds of Ottumwa students spent Wednesday afternoon running the oval at Schafer Stadium. The Elementary Track Meet provides an opportunity for students in grades four, five and six to experience track. Students train for several weeks prior to the event and compete for medley and relay positions. Here is a profile of one of our participants.
Name: Brylee Jaeger
Coach: Mrs. Brown and Mrs. VandenBerg
Events: 60 meter (1st place), 400 medley, 1 mile
What do you like about track? I liked how there are lanes on the track to keep runners separated and everybody in the stands
Favorite track memory: I liked when I was running the mile and I passed someone at the end and the whole crowd was cheering.
Future track goal: I plan to run again next year and do the mile and the 60 meter dash again. I will try out again for the medley. I plan to be a runner in middle and high school.