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Kelly A. Burlison Middle School's MAJHAA conference medlaists are, from left, front row, Skylar Sandman, Brennon Hunt, Terry Bowling, Timothy Smallen, Mark Heine; back row, Emiley Geen, Madison Weekly, Linley Rehkop, Ryleigh Greshman, Zoe Sikes, Julie Turnbough, Emmalee Pierson, and Kelsey Reese. Not pictured is Andrew Starkey.

The Kelley A. Burlison Middle School Track and Field season has come to an end.

This rain-filled spring brought us a lot of surprises, but we had a lot of fun this season and have some great results to show for it.

Coach Garrity and I have been noticing an increase in our roster size each year and even at the high school level as well. We are thankful for the support of the parents and staff as our student-athletes are working so hard, having fun, and performing well. I believe these things are why our numbers are increasing.

We are providing an environment to gain skills, challenge yourself, and get support for your endeavors. The great thing about track and field is, it is a prerequisite for every other sport out there. Whether you need speed for football, baseball/softball, endurance for cross country, soccer, or even explosiveness for volleyball and basketball, track and field is a sport that can help develop you to be a better athlete.

I would like to acknowledge Gavin Krueger and his dedication and support of our program. Gavin volunteers his time as our throws coach and makes a tremendous impact on each and everyone of our kids. He has also developed some amazing athletes, with his throwers taking home four conference championship medals and Julie Turnbough winning the discus at the Senn Thomas Relays with more than 30 competitors in the event earlier this season.

MAJHAA 8TH GRADE CONFERENCE RESULTS:

• Linley Rehkop (3rd place - 100m Dash, 2nd place - Long Jump)

• Ryleigh Gresham (3rd place - Triple Jump)

• Julie Turnbough (2nd place - Discus)

• Zoe Sikes (2nd Place - Shot Put)

• Mark Heine, Brennon Hunt, Andrew Starkey, Timothy Smallen (2nd Place - 4x400m Relay)

• Skylar Sandman, Andrew Starkey, Brennon Hunt, Timothy Smallen (3rd Place - 4x800m Relay)

• Terry Bowling (1st place - Discus, 1st Place - Shot Put)

MAJHAA 7TH GRADE CONFERENCE RESULTS:

• Emiley Geen, Emmalee Pierson, Kelsey Reese, Madison Weekly (3rd Place - 4x400m Relay)

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