District 206 celebrates Track and FieldThree previous records broken this year
District 206 elementary students celebrated the district's annual track and field events May 14-16, with the stands at Citizen's Field in Alexandria full of family members and friends cheering them on.
For the second year in a row, the weather cooperated for all three days of the event, which involved about 1,000 students in grades 4-6 from Lincoln, Voyager, Woodland, Garfield, Carlos, Miltona, St. Mary's, New Testament and Zion schools.
According to district physical education staff, the track and field meet is a great way to celebrate and showcase fitness, as well as learn about teamwork and sportsmanship.
Students participate in a variety of events, including endurance runs, strength and speed events.
The first District 206 track and field meet was held in 1971. Track records have been recorded since 1975.
Three records were broken this year:
* In the girls 4th grade high jump, Bethany Miller from Zion jumped 4 feet for the new record.
* In the 5th grade girls 400 red relay, the record was broken by a team from Miltona that included Lynnea Luepke, Thyra Eysselinck, McKenna Ellingson and Lindsey Hommerding.
* In the 5th grade boys red 400 meter relay, the Voyager team of Wade Odland, Jack Westlund, Aaron Norling and JJ Foster broke the record.