Success for track teams


Lauren Fitzsimmons, junior, competes at Slinger during the regional meet.

The Homestead boys and girls track teams came out with a bang at their regional meet on Monday, May 20 at Slinger High School.

Some highlights included Jared Schneider, senior, taking first in long jump and triple jump, as well as third place in the 200 meter. “Preparation was just an easy week after training hard all year. A lot more speed and runway work with low repetitions. On top of that, I had to keep a good diet and lots of sleep,” Schneider said.

Kameron Westbrooke, junior, had a setback during regionals on Monday. “Regionals was a big moment for me. I was nervous waiting for my event to be called, so I did casual warm ups and practice over hurdles on the field. I did very good in the start and was going very strong in the last 100 meters. Unfortunately, I pulled a muscle mid way into the final straight and placed 6th. It was a sad feeling to know I wouldn’t go further. Highlanders strong!” Westbrooke said.

Brenton Levy, senior, placed second in the boys 400-meter dash. “I feel as long as I keep my head up, move forward, do what I’m supposed to do, and follow in God’s footsteps even with my faults and wrongdoings, absolutely anything is achievable,” Levy said.

On the girls team, Ava Wojonowski, junior, had a good race. “Going into the meet I was seeded 6th. I ended up getting 3rd overall. The top four move on to sectionals. To prepare, I’ve been running all year round. I trained in the winter and throughout the track season to improve my times,” Wojonowski said.