Fast Times at Cambridge High: The Track Team’s Record-Breaking Season

Jake Fuller, Staff Writer

As the Cambridge track team rounds its final corner in the 2023 season, the record board hanging on the outside wall of the stadium enters a new era.

This year there were 16 new records– more new records than any year since the first year of Cambridge track.

“It’s been awesome watching all my friends and teammates join the board this year,” said senior and team leader Anna Filipek.

With 16 broken records, the team is celebrating one of it’s most successful seasons in history, and capping it off by sending a large team to state.

“This season felt different,” said senior Dillon Shin, “Partially because it’s my senior year, but also because of how dominant this team has been.” 

Cambridge girls placed 2nd and boys placed 6th at state this year, the schools highest ever team placements.

Making Their Mark

Seniors who will leave a legacy on the record board

Nick Lawshea- Mens 400m (50.13), Mens 300m Hurdle (38.01), Mens 400m Hurdle (55.19)

Brandon Moss- Mens 100m (10.74)

Christopher Straw- Mens Discus (132’5)

Logan Huddle- Womens 800m (2:20.08), Womens 2k Steeplechase (8:38.87)

The Future is Bright

Underclassmen who will look to improve upon records they set this year

Preston Clemmer- Mens 200m (22.32)

Cisco Palacios-Rodriguez- Mens 2k Steeplechase (6:55.94)

Ibrahim Bangura- Mens 110m Hurdle (14.65)

Lilah Versluis- Womens High Jump (5’9), Womens Triple Jump (38’2)

Teamwork That Made the Dream Work

Relay records

Preston Clemmer, Cameron Parodi, Brandon Moss, and Ben Ridenour- Mens 4x100m Relay (42.45)

Noah Bollenbacher, Dillon Shin, Preston Clemmer, and Seth Odom- Mens 4x400m Relay (3:22.50)

Gabe Ruiz-Portillo, Adithya Vangapandu, Aidan Freebern, and Noah Bollenbacher- Mens Sprint Medley Relay (3:40.85)

Nina Campbell, Kai McCarley, Gabrielle Dandridge, and Alexandria Hunt- Womens 4x200m Relay (1:43.13)