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How athletes are keeping their skills up in quarantine

Katie Doyle and Crystal Cooc working out to keep their skills ready for the next track season

Dayton Jones, Sports editor

April 26, 2020

Due to the quarantine, as it has been known, all high school sports have been canceled for the year, but that does not mean high school athletes get time off. They are still training and working for their next high school season, or even for some, their freshman year of college sports. “ I have...

Track/field preview

Track/field preview

Dylan Taylor, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

As the 3rd quarter begins track and field athletes will take their marks and put their strengths to the test in the many track and field events. The team lost some of its best athletes including long jumper Courtney Weisenberger who now plays at NAU and relay runner Anais Newenhouse who now goes to U of...

Track and field team sets multiple records in ’16-’17

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017

Perry’s track and field team has found its stride in creating a bond which has helped them succeed both on and off the field. “This season we supported each other more and we are more connected as a track family,” junior Megan Colborn said. “The team is encouraging one another and we...

Burks becomes 1st D1 state champ

Senior Cade Burks runs during the Mesquite meet.

Mia Irvin, Sports Editor

May 18, 2016

1600 meters. For senior Cade Burks, this number has resonated in his mind since his freshman year when he first began running track at Perry High School. 1600 meters would later become the distance that stood between him, and a Division 1 championship.   Along with the mile in which Burks took fir...

Behind Varsity Track

Behind Varsity Track

Nicholas Sterling Ashcroft, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2016

Do any of us really know the track team, the names and faces of the record setters in our Perry Nation who sprint and run at numerous track meetings throughout the season. Well today, you will know who is behind our varsity track team; know who is setting all of our records of accomplishment. ...

Perry’s Best: track and field

Haley Brown, Staff Writer

May 20, 2014

Boys: Terren Blanchard is a valuable member to the track team. His natural talent for running helped the team to have great success this season.  He participated in events like 100 meter, 200 meter and 4x100 relay. His best score was at the Chandler City meet with a time of 11.00 seconds in the 100-meter....

Track breaks record and goes to state championship

Haley Brown, Staff Writer

May 20, 2014

Boys' track had a successful season which flew by with help from star athletes. Sophomore Cade Burks broke two school records and senior Jackson Spilsbury almost broke a record in the 400 meter with a time under 50 seconds. At the state championship, Burks placed 2nd in the 800-meter run with a time...

Fallon and Burks prove to be big help for track

Sophomore, Cade Burks races during a meet against Queen Creek.

Haley Brown, Staff Writer

April 28, 2014

The track is known for star competitors and this year, athletes like sophomore Cade Burks and Alana Fallon are helping track and field to the state championship in May. Burks set a new school record in the 800-meter by three seconds, breaking his previous record of 1:57.32 at the Chandler Rotary Invita...

Senior hopeful for great track season

Haley Brown, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

Terren Blanchard is racing down the track this season with success and hopeful dreams for the future. Blanchard is trying to beat his record and land in the top five in the state for the events 100-meter and 4x100-meter relay. His current season record is 11.7 seconds for the 100-meter and 42.28 secon...

Senior duo leads track with strong performances: Alyssa Yanish

Marisa Costagliola, Staff Writer

April 22, 2013

Wanting to become more involved, senior Alyssa Yanish joined track her sophomore year. Since then, she has been a key player for the Pumas. Yanish, a well-rounded runner, participates in the 100 meter, the 200 meter, and is a member of the 4x100 meter team, along with long jump and pole vault. "My f...

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