Thunder Bay Junior High track breaks seven school records

Courtesy PhotoCarolyn Parker tied the 9.82-second 70-meter dash set by Alayna Sims in 2018 and then completed a 15’ 10” Long Jump, upping the record from 15’ 3.25” also set by Alayna Sims in 2019.
Courtesy PhotoAlexander Allen set a new record time of 10:23.67 in the two-mile race. The last record was set by Mitchell Day in 2013 with a time of 10:27.
Courtesy PhotoHaley Stenz brought the school record in Pole Vault a full foot up to 8’ 3” from the 7’ 3” set by Karli Myers in 2016.
Courtesy PhotoLogan Mercier threw the 4 kg Shot Put a new distance of 41’ 6” breaking the record of 40’ 1” set by Reed Seabase in 2019.
Courtesy Photo The boys’ 4x800 team broke the school record three separate times. The team included Alexander Allen, Hendrix McKay, Parker Kaiser, and Logan Szumila with Jack Truman running a leg in one of the record-breaking races. The record was last set in 2019 by Elijah Allen, James Kuhl, Cameron Young, and Hunter Hitzelberger at 9:37.25. The boys this year brought the record down to 9:09.83.

The 2024 track season at Thunder Bay Junior High showed immense growth in the teams as 10 student-athletes competed at the state level and the boys’ team took third overall in the conference, beating out Gaylord, Petoskey, and Cadillac. There were also seven school records broken.

Not pictured: The boys’ 4×100 team composed of Julius Cousineau, Terrance Dean, Jacob Jacques, and Anthony Schultz set the new record at 49.83 seconds. The last record was set in 2012 by Wesley Garant, Justin Roberson, Brody Nowak, and Nicholas Skiba at 50.22 seconds.


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