The Finish Line is in Sight for Track and Field Seniors


State High track team races to victory in the boys’ mile. Ethan Morningstar, freshman, PRed and made his season goal as well. “I’m really happy that I was able to break 5 minutes after a great season with a great team,” Morningstar said.

Clarissa Theiss, Staff Writer

On Tuesday, May 7, the State High varsity track and field team defeated the Harrisburg Cougars in a landslide victory. The boys’ varsity ended the meet with a win of 128-16, and the women’s team finished with a score of 126-18.The triumph brought SCT&F seniors a sweet end to their time with the team. The May 7 meet was senior night and the last non-invitational meet for the graduating athletes. Senior Stan Hamilton, who went to Nationals this year for triple jump said, “It was awesome to see the development we’ve all had over the years. I hope that we continue to push each other as brothers and sisters for the time we have left with each other.”

To commemorate their time spent on the team, graduating athletes descended down the bleachers arm in arm with their parents, siblings, and loved ones. Standing with their bouquets, certificates, and bright futures, seniors gathered on the track and posed for one last group photo. “We’ve become like a family, and it’s great to look back on all the accomplishments we’ve had,” Hamilton said. The track meet was also an opportunity for seniors to publicly announce their after high school plans including college decisions, army commitments, and degree majors and minors.

The 2019 States Meet will occur May 24-25th at Shippensburg University. No matter the outcome at the States Meet, it’s safe to say that State High track and field Team has had a season for the record books.