One for The Record Books

By Track and Field Coach Jeremy Grier

The 2024 Woodland Park High School (WPHS) track season has ended with broken records and state champions crowned. Twenty-two athletes qualified for and competed in the State Track and Field Championships held May 16-18. This number sets a new record for the team, surpassing the previous record of 17 athletes qualifying in one year.

At the state meet, the girls medley team—comprising Lillie Hood, Piper Calderwood, Toni Ciccarelli, and Stella Schroeder—broke the school record with a time of 1:54.45. Their performance earned them a 9th place finish on the podium.

Jaedyn Kohn set another school record earlier in the year in the shot put. After finishing as runner-up last year, she claimed the state championship on her final throw, overtaking the competitor in first place. Kohn also won the state championship in discus, repeating her 2023 victory. She concludes her high school career with three gold medals and one silver medal from the state championships.

Caden Howard recovered from a fall in the 300m hurdles to finish fifth at state. Aidan Bates secured a 9th place finish in the triple jump, earning a spot on the podium. The boys 4×800 team finished 10th, narrowly missing the podium, but ran a personal record that ranks fifth all-time in WPHS history.

In total, 61 events moved into the all-time top 10 WPHS track records this season.

“As a coach, I didn’t want the season to end. Our athletes were still crushing personal records all the way up to and at the state track meet. What a fantastic group of kids to work with! I am already excited for next season,” Coach Grier said.

Congratulations to our Panther track team on a fantastic season!