By Megan Miller

On May 15th, Hardin Northern Elementary School participated in their annual Track and Field Day. Chock full of exciting events, this was a day that many elementary students will not forget. It took place all around the school: on the track, in the baseball field, on the playground, and even in a tile or two. Students ran, jumped, and threw their hearts out, making for an exciting day to end the school year.

There were many events taking place during the day. On the playground, students participated in a jump rope competition, shot basketballs, and ran in the shuttle run. Out on the baseball field, you could find the 50 meter hurdles, the kickball kick, and the softball throw. The remaining events took place on or near the track. Those included the distance run, 50 meter dash, the obstacle course, the sack race, high jump, long jump, and baseball target throw. To help the day run smoothly, Mr. Dennis called upon several high school and junior high students who ran each event.

This was an exciting event for every student involved. Among those who participated was 6th grader Anne Marie Minter, who participated in her last Track and Field Day ever. She commented on this, stating, “I’m excited but sad because we don’t have to do all the activities but we don’t get to hang out with our friends.” In addition, 4th grader Lily Bash shared her favorite event with me. She commented, “My favorite part was the shuttle run because we got to spend time with our friends, exercise, and compete with each other.” This year’s Track and Field Day was surely an exciting event that will be remembered by all involved.