Lightning Track Sets New School Records

Carson Green, Sports Writer

Sage Hill track broke numerous school records during the 2023 Earl Engman Relays at Northwood High School on March 4. The four relays were run by junior Danyel Khan, junior Mikhail Vasilevskii, aophomore Jake Pirnazar and aophomore Preston Simpson. 

Led by Coach Richard Colarossi, the racers went on to break multiple school track records. The runners finished third in the 4 x 100 meter relay with a time of 45.1 seconds, first in the Spirit Medley Relay with a time of 139.1 seconds, second in the 4 x 200 meter posting a school record time and first in the 4 x 400 meter with the seventh best time in Sage Hill history.

“It felt absolutely great setting the new record, as everyday our team puts in the work to be the best versions of ourselves, and that effort starts to pay off,” Mikhail said. Mikhail ran the third leg for all of the relays the team participated in. 

First-time track runner Danyel Khan said, “track has helped me truly tap my inner potential for speed. My coach demands me to give everything I have every day of practice and this truly allows me to reach potentials I never thought were possible.” 

Danyel added that track has propelled him to become a better football player and hopes to  earn a collegiate football offer this summer.