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Cooper Reed (12)

Both the JV and Varsity track team competed in the LPS City Championships. Every year, as the track seasons nears the end, City Championships are held as a way for Lincoln Public School athletes to compete against the schools around you. For the first time, Lincoln North West hosted the meet which was a new and interesting experience for everyone. 

The LPS meet is particularly special for the track athletes for a few reasons. The first being the level of competitiveness. “Competing against my friends and club teammates is a huge motivating factor for me. I always strive to do my best, but I especially want to win when going against people I know personally,” Hailey Boltz (11) explains. Even as competition rises so does the support. Since all the schools are familiar with each other you can feel the energy from not only your teammates, but also people from other schools as they cheer you on to the finish line. 

Between Tuesday and Wednesday there was a surplus of athletes who earned PR’s and season bests. “I was really excited to PR at the meet because I knew it was the last one for me, so I wanted to end on a high note. I also thought it was cool to see all the progress I made in just one year,” Freshmen JV thrower Brody Morberg states. Another athlete who not only PR’d but also broke her own school record was high jumper Claire Hellbusch. Hellbusch jumped a 5”9’ at the City Championships which earned her a gold medal and new record.

Both the competition and support was immense at the LPS only meet which is why so many track runners, throwers, and jumpers reached new bests. As the team moves into HAC, Districts, and State they are hoping to carry this feel-good energy. “I was so incredibly proud of my athletes for placing 3rd at the meet, and cannot wait to continue witnessing their accomplishments,” Coach Domeir expressed.

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Alexis Parde
Alexis Parde, Staff
Hi! My name is Alexis and I’m a sophomore at Lincoln North Star. This is my first year in yearbook, so I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s all about. I’m also a part of the volleyball, unified bowling, and track/field program at LNS. Outside of school I really like hanging out with my family and friends as well as going to the lake. 
My favorite part of North Star is the sports programs, every single one I’ve been in has had good coaches and such a fun team. 

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