Track and Field Head Coach Phil Woo and his student athletes are celebrating a season of incredible success. “It has been an exciting year for boys and girls track and field. Finishing 10th in the state in the girls team standings overall was quite an accomplishment. We were blessed this year with a strong group of seniors who worked hard to build a strong base for success,” Coach Woo said.
At the LHAC Championship meet, two seniors (now officially alumni!) earned gold medals: Maddie Murphy in the triple jump and Caroline Ratchford in the high jump. Ratchford also tied the meet record with her jump of 5’4”.
Four Huskies earned top spots at Districts: Murphy (triple jump), Ratchford (high jump), senior Kate Yahner (pole vault), and junior Kaleb Hilyer (javelin). With these wins, the four moved onto States where they made history for Husky Athletics.
For the first time in school history, BC student-athletes earned higher than 5th place at States for Track Field with gold and bronze wins:
- Murphy’s triple jump of 37’10” earned gold.
- Ratchford’s high jump of 5’5” earned bronze and achieved her personal best.
- Hilyer took home 7th place in the javelin with a throw of 171’10”.
High scores for Murphy and Ratchford earned the Husky’s an outstanding 10th place team finish. Coach Woo concluded, “It was a great year. There is so much talent in these kids, and they had the work ethic, courage and determination to make it happen.”
To cap off the season, Murphy, Ratchford, Yahner and Hilyer were named Altoona Mirror First Team All-Stars. Seniors Jenna Bobroski and Trevor Hogue earned Second Team honors.