2018 Senior Class
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2016 Senior Class
Individual Bios of our Senior Class of 2016
Murad Baheyadeen – Murad has been running for 4 years and competes in the 400, 800 4 x 400 and 4 x 800. He is planning on running track at Pitt State and double majoring in accounting and finance. Plan to become a CPA and flourish in my career. His favorite memory was winning the 4 x 800 last year and then later winning the team state meet. Advice…Don’t be selfish and strive for the best.
Rocky Beaird – Rocky has competed in the javelin for two years. He plans to continue throwing the javelin after high school but hasn’t determined where yet. He plans to become a realtor after college. Favorite memory was watching Manhattan get mad after getting DQ’d in the 4 x 400. Advice…Anything is Possible.
Jordan Blakemore – This is Jordan’s 3rd year in track. She runs sprints and hurdles. She is also in Kay Club, Leadership Program and Cross Country. She is planning on attending the University of Arkansas. She would like to be a social worker after college. My favorite memory is making jokes with Allison and Yulissa during track warmup. Advice…come to conditioning and practice and work hard.
Wes Burris – This is Wes’s 3rd year of track throwing the discus. In addition he’s been in football for 4 years at OE. All league-center; All-State long snapper. Completed the 21sts Century Leadership Program and an Eagle Scout. He is going to be playing football at K-State and plans on majoring in pre-med. After college he plans to be chiropractor or doctor, he wants to help people. My favorite memory is joking around with the throwing team before meets. His advice is to always practice trying to improve.
Zac Cahill – Zac has ran track for 4 LONG years and runs 200, 4 x 100, 4 x 400 and triple jump. He also plays football, wrestles, basketball for two years. He plans to go to Emporia State to play football and run track. Planning to major in education or recreation. After college would like to be a mentor and coach young people. His favorite memory is running and jumping with my best pals and winning state 2 years in a row. Advice…Throw up today to win tomorrow.
Kayla Davis – Kayla has been running Track and Field since Sophomore year. She runs the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 as well as being part of the back to back State Champ 4 x 800 relay team. Outside of Track she played basketball at OE Freshman year, has run Cross Country 3 years and is a leader for the OE FCA. Kayla will be running Track and XC at Colorado Christian University and plans to major in Health Sciences to hopefully become a nurse. After college she’d like to be a nurse 3 times a week and flip houses on the side – and – travel a lot. Her favorite memory of track is her 4 x 800 championships with her teammates and running with her brother at State (whom she loves). Her advice to the underclassman is “Have fun, don’t let nerves get to you, do it for God and run fast, turn left”
Justin Donnelly – Justin has been a part of OE Track for 4 years. He runs the 110 and 300 Hurdles and the 4 x 100 relay team. He also played basketball for OE. If he doesn’t run in college he plans on attending Missouri State. If he does run in college it will likely be at Pittsburg State or Emporia State. After college he would like to go into business and supply chain management. His favorite memory was being at the State Track meet in 2015 and cheering on the 4 x 400 team at the end to decide the meet. They got 2nd but they wrapped up the overall team State Championship with their finish. His advice to the underclassman is to work hard everyday or someone else will outwork and beat you.
Nicole Friend – Nicole has been a part of the Track team all 4 years. She participates in the 100, 200, 400, 4 x 100 and the 4 x 400 relay. In addition Nicole ran XC 4 years at Olathe East. Nicole plans on going to college at either Colorado State University or Arkansas. She hopes to major in athletic training/health and exercise science and after four years apply to physical therapy school. After college she would like to be an athletic trainer or physical therapist. Here favorite memory in track is running on the 4 x 400 relay at the state championship meet freshman, breaking the school record for the 4 x 400 my sophomore year and leading team prayers before meets and races. Her advice is “Work hard at all you do and at the end of the day it won’t matter if you get first or last, or whether you’re on varsity or junior varsity. Its the hard work, determination and heart that makes a successful athlete. “you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength” – Phil 4:13
Ravyn Gist – Ravyn has been part of the track team since Freshman year as a high jumper. She also is a Cheerleader for OE all 4 years. She plans to attend college and major in Business. After college she would like to find a career and start a family. Her favorite memory was practice everyday with Bailey Votipka while she made Ravyn her prodigy. Advice to underclassman, Don’t let a bad mark or time discourage you or make you want to give up, let it make you want to work harder and don’t skip your work outs like me!
Brett Green – Brett has been in track for 4 years competing in the 400m dash and 4 x 400 relay. After school he will be attending K-State and majoring in Geology and won’t be running in college. After college he plans on getting a good job, live a fun successful life, and then retire to a white sand beach when he is older. His favorite memory is when he ran the 4 x 400 Freshman year and ran 2nd leg and instead of cutting in I ran the entire race in the outside lane. His advice to the underclassman is to make it fun and make good friends to enjoy the moments.
Trisden Goodeyon – Trisden has been in track all 4 years throwing the javelin. He also played 4 years of OE Football as has been involved in drama the past 2 years. He is attending JCCC to get his basic classes and may be throwing there as well. After college he would like to be part of the filmmaking process and help produce films. His favorite memory is the first time he got to wear Varsity sweats and go to a Varsity meet. His advice the underclassman is to set a goal and always work toward it until you accomplish it.
Kaylen Gurwell – Kaylen is in her 3rd year of track competing in the 4 x 800, 800, 1,600 and 3,200. Outside of track Kaylen has been in XC, Hawk Leaders, NHS, FNHS and has been a Student Ambassador. She will be attending Oklahoma State University to be a pre-med student majoring in Psychology. , you Kaylen would like to be a doctor and be able to go back to Haiti and help everyone she met. Kaylen will always remember JV Track Fridays as there are no coaches which sometimes leads to…garage sales, chalk, walks, cartwheels, duck duck goose, you name it we’ve done it. She would advise others to strive to be role models that you looked up to for the incoming runners because it will bring you immense joy, laughter, and the best friends you could ask for.
Natalie Haas – Natalie has ran track all 4 years running the 3200, 1600, 800 and 4 x 800. She also ran Cross Country all 4 years and is in NHS. She is planning on going to K-State and majoring in kinesiology. After college she plans on becoming a Physicians Assistant. Her favorite memory from track are cheering on my teammates during the races. Advice to underclassman is to enjoy the meets and not the nerves get to you because it is over before you know it.
Anders Hanson – Anders has ran 4 years of track participating in the 800, 1600 and 3200. Anders has also been a key member of the XC team for 4 years. He is one of the leaders at East in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Anders will be attending Colorado Christian University and will continue running track and cross country. He plans on studying business. After college, he would love to have an interactive job in which he can reach and help other individuals. Anders will miss the track practices where over 100 athletes are supporting each and other and each coach pushes their individuals to their limits. His advice to the underclassmen is that an as athlete there is a certain process you must go through to be elite. It allows no short-cuts, but rather challenges you to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.
Dacia Harris – Dacia has been in track 4 years running the 100 and 300 hurdles and the triple jump. In addition she dances, is in theater and performing arts. She is planning on attending college but is in decisive in where she wants to go. She is interested in being an OBGYN or receiving a Pastoral Degree. Her favorite memory is asking Ciara Thuston if she was going on vacation and she said no and I said have a nice trip and she tripped over her feet. Advice…Love God with all your heart and you will accomplish anything.
Josh Hernandez – Josh has been part of the track team for 4 years and competes in the 1600 and 3200. In addition to Track he runs cross country. He is also involved in NHS, the Leadership Program, Awake Ministries and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He will be attending Oral Roberts University and is considering running in college. He will pursue a degree in Ministry and Leadership. After college he would like to be a Pastor. My favorite memory in track is the time when I ripped a hole in my sweats (sorry coach Wallace). I was running the warm up laps and having a conversation with a friend beside me. I was looking to the side and not in front of me when a certain athlete who will not be named (Will Tindall) was running right in front of me. This athlete thought it would be a great idea to jump a line of hurdles on the inside of the track. As he is doing that I am still not paying attention to what is going on in front of me, so as he tries to jump over the hurdle, I run right into the hurdle. He stumbles and gets over the hurdle just fine, but I face planted right on the turf and gained a nice hole in my sweat pants. The whole team saw it and laughed and I decided I probably should not pursue a career in hurdles. Always do what your coach tells you to do and to the best of your ability and give your best effort. But more importantly have fun and enjoy track. The team aspect of track is what makes it so enjoyable. So enjoy the great friends and memories you will make.
Emily Jasnoski – Emily is in her 3rd year of OE track competing in the shotput and javelin. In addition she is on the OE Basketball team, Future Business Leaders of America and National Honors Society. She plans on attending Pitt State for two years and then attending Pharmacy School at KU. She would like to be a Pharmacist after college. Her best memory is placing 4th and getting a PR by 11′ in the javelin at the League Meet Junior year. Her advice to the underclassman is to enjoy every moment because time goes by too fast.
Jeremy Kabler – Jeremy is in his 4th year of track running the 800, 1600, 3200 and 2000 steeplechase. He also ran Cross Country and is in orchestra. He plans to attend KU for either Engineering or Earth Sciences, and will continue to run for fun. After college plan on working in engineering or earth sciences. My favorite memory is training with and racing against a talented group of friendly and hardworking friends on a daily basis. Advice…listen to and trust the coaches – they are experienced and know what they are doing!
Brett Kelsh – Brett has been in track for 4 years competing in the 100, 4 x 100, long jump and triple jump. He also played for OE Football. Brett will be attending the University of Kansas. At this point he doesn’t know what he wants to do after college but hopefully having something to do with technology. His favorite memory would have to be anything and everything that happened at the jumpers pit. Like the time Branson was long jumping and thought he tore his ACL. His advice to the underclassman is don’t get lazy and try to slack on conditioning, but most of all do not talk back to Wally unless you have a death wish.
Kyler Kennedy – Kyler has been in track 2 years, other than track play monkeyball. Plans on going to JCCC and after that not sure yet. Plan to be a PE Coach and roast the students. Also plans to marry Jennifer Lawrence. Favorite memory is when Brett Green and I would go to steak and shake after meets. Advice…Love yourself and your coaches and better than the next man.
Jenna Kor – Jenna has been on track all 4 years participating in the javelin. In addition she has been in Theatre, NHS, 21st Century Leadership Program. She plans on studying civil engineering in college with a Spanish minor and may throw the javelin in college as well. After college she’d like to be a Civil Engineer/Consultant and travel the world. Her best memory is winning the Thrower’s Olympics Freshman year, playing tapeball, hanging out and laughing with great friends. Jenna’s advise to the underclassman, you only get out of life what you put into it, so make the most of it while you can.
Emily LaRocco – Emily has ran track for 4 years and competes in the 3200, 1600, 800 and 4 x 800. She also runs Cross Country and is in ceramics. She plans to attend K-State and will not be running. After college she would like a job in Architecture. Her favorite memory is playing tag on the bunny trails. Her advice…get to know everyone on the team and enjoy the amazing team.
Kylie Lormis – Kylie is in her 2nd year of track and competes in the long jump and triple jump. She is planning attending the University of Kansas as a Pre-Med student. She hopes to work in the medical field/health care after college. Her advice to the underclassman is to Stay True to Yourself.
Alex Mora – Alex is in his 4th year of track and competes in the shot put and discus. Alex also plays soccer. He plans to attend track in college and study computer science. After college he would like to travel. His favorite memory is all the hog races and telling jokes with the throwers. Advice…work hard.
Robb Morris – Competes in the javelin. He is planning on attending Pitt State possibly and may throw the javelin. After college would like to be a geographer. His favorite memory is laughing with friends. Advice…learn to love pain.
Aaron Murray – This is his first year and plans on running 200, 400 and 800. Aaron also was part of the soccer team. He plans to study computer science and he’s not sure on running track. After college he plans on becoming a data analyst and study network communication. Favorite memory is listening to Wallace yell at all the stupid people. Advice…train hard and don’t get on the coaches bad side.
Brandan Murray – Brandan is in his 3rd of OE Track running the 1,600, 3,200 and 800. In addition he has ran OEXC and played rec basketball and indoor soccer. Brandan is attending the University of Kansas for a degree in Business. He won’t be running in college but may be part of the running club. He plans to work in an advertising or Marketing firm after college. His best memory is getting to run with some of his best friends every day for the past 4 years. His advice to the underclassman is that hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard.
Sebastian Negrete – This is Sebastian’s 3rd year of track and he runs the 1600. He has also done Cross Country and Boy Scouts. He is planning on running XC at MNU and studying pre-medicine at MNU. He would like to be a Doctor after college. His favorite memory is the Baker Relays running his first DMR. Advice…don’t forget your sweats, you’ll regret it.
Jamir Phillips – Jamir has ran track for 2 years and runs the 100, 200, 4 x 100 and 4 x 200. He also plays football and sings in the choir. He does plan to run track at JCCC. After college he would like to work in a Vet office. His favorite memory is running the 4 x 200 at KU Relays last year. Advice…never give up and always try something new.
Joanna Riggs – This is Joanna’s first year and she plans on doing the high jump. She also has been part of volleyball for 4 years. She is planning on going to Neosho County Community College to play volleyball. She plans to be a social worker after college.
Sarah Schmidt – This is Sarah’s first year running track. She has also done Cross Country, Kay Club, Hawk Leaders and NHS. She will be attending JCCC and majoring in Nutrition. After college would like to be a nutritionist / dietician.
Nicholas Skinner – Nick has been running track at OE for 3 years and runs the 4 x 400, 4 x 800, 800, 1600 and 3200. He also runs Cross Country and is in Choir and FCA. He also had a part in the musical Mary Poppins. He plans on running in College and majoring in business. After College, he would like to own his own running store or something of that sort. His favorite track memory is when we won state twice and all of Murads and my antics in the hotels. His advice, stick with it no matter how hard it gets and always work hard and enjoy it while it lasts, because it will be on of the best times of your life and it will be over before you know it.
Taylor Sorensen – Taylor has participated 2 years in track doing the High Jump, Long Jump and 4 x 100. Other than track she also played soccer. She will be attending University of Kansas and doesn’t plan on competing in college. She has not chosen a major yet to know what she’d like to do after college. Here advice to the underclassman is GO TO CONDITIONING!
Danielle Soliday – She has competed in track for 1 year and throws the javelin. She was also in volleyball and NHS. She plans to attend K-State and would like to be a Physical Therapist after college. Favorite memory is being with her friends. Advice…always work hard
Micaela Stohs – This is Micaela’s 4th year in track competing in the 100 and 300 Hurdles. She has also run cross country for 4 years and is in the AVID Program. She plans to attend JCCC for a year and then plans on finishing school somewhere in Florida. She plans to major in an animal career maybe with wildlife conservation as well. Her favorite track memories include all the family she has made throughout the years and getting to run for her Dad as her coach.
Adam Thornton – Adam has ran track for 3 years and runs the 1600 and 800. Adam is also involved in Cross Country, FCA, Emergency Response Club. He is planning to attend JCCC for 2 years and the Medical School. He would like to be a Doctor, either a family Doctor or Doctor for the elderly. My But I would have to say Coach Daniels had some great quotes one of which was “this will not be a pittlefart pace today”. Advice…Don’t forget to have fun and work at the same time.
Ciara Thuston – Ciara has been a 4 year member of the Track team running the 4 x 100, 400, 200 and 4 x 400. In addition to track she is a part of her church choir and dance team. She plans on running in college starting at Johnson County Community College for a year or two and then transfer to Wichita State to finish her running career. After college she would like to be a social worker or special education teacher. Her favorite memory is breaking the school record for the 4 x 400 her sophomore year. Her advice to the underclassman, “Keep running the race that is set before you with endurance” Hebrews 12:1
Emily Tucker – Emily is in her 4th year of track running the 4 x 800, 800, 1,600 and 3,200. She has also ran Cross Country, is part of the Orange and Blue Brigade, Theater, NHS and FNHS. She plans on attending Truman State University with a double major in Business and History. After college she would like to work at a small business, hopefully managing a bakery. Her favorite track memory is one Friday during practice when varsity had a meet and playing duck, duck, goose. Her advise to the underclassman, Don’t let the coaches cut your workout if you know you’re capable of more.
Allison Vermillion – Allison is in her 4th year of track running the 4 x 400, 4 x 800, 400, 800, mile and two mile. She has also been a 4 year member of OEXC and is in the Kay Club this year. She is undecided on her college choice and has not decided whether she will run in college or not. She does know that she is majoring in Apparel and Fashion Design. After college she plans on working for a big company designing clothes. My favorite memory is when Yulissa and me were on the bus to State and Yulissa army crawled under the seats and poked different people. Her advice to the underclassman…Try your best, but forget to have fun! Track isn’t fun if you’re not joking around and giggling with your other teammates.
Jamie Waechter – Jamie is in her 3rd year of OE Track and runs the 110 and 300 hurdles. She played OE Basketball for 2 years and also OEXC the past two years. She also is a leader for FCA at Olathe East. She will be attending K-State majoring in Kinesiology. She hopes to join a running club and play intramural sports. After college she would like to own a Personal Training company to help people live healthier lives. Her favorite memory is falling at Regionals and having the support from her teammates. Her advice to the underclassman is to Work hard, try your best but most important is to have fun and make it something enjoyable.
Emily Wetzel – Emily has been on track all 4 years competing in the 4 x 800, 1600 and 3200. In addition to track she is an FCA Leader, Interpersonal Skills peer and ran Cross Country. She is attending Concordia University and will continue running cross country and there. She will be studying special education. She plans to teach special education / deaf education after college. My favorite memory is when Bo was leaning on a hurdle at practice and it snapped and he fell to the ground. After realizing he was okay we all had a good laugh. Her advice it so expect more than you think you are capable of, if you would have asked me if I was going to run in college my freshman year I would have laughed at you.
2015 Senior Class
Individual Bio’s of each of our 2015 Senior Class
AJ Stephens is a 4 year participant and he runs the 110 and 300 Hurdles. He is also in photo club, a Hawk Leader for 2 years and a member of Hawk Nation. AJ will be attending Wichita State University and running track for them. He plans on majoring in Electronic Communication. He wants to work in Marketing and Design (possibly creating ads and commercials). His most favorite memory of track: “Looking up at the board at the state meet to see that I had won the 110 meter hurdles”His advice for underclassmen is : “Train hard and never give excuses for adversity. The more you put in, the more you will achieve”
Addison Bond has been running track at OE for 4 years now. She is in the long jump, triple jump, 100 and 4 x 100 and sometimes the 200. She is part of Friends of Rachel’s, HawkLeaders and here Worship Team at Church. She is planning on attending KU majoring in NeoNatal Nursing and minoring in Music. She also plans on running track in college. She hopes to be one of the best NeoNatal Nurses when she grows up. Her favorite track memory is the 2011-2012 Seniors had a group chant. Advice to the underclassman: “Don’t procrastinate, it isn’t worth it!”
Aubrey Reigel has been a 4 year member of the track team and runs the 800. She is also a member of the Cross Country Team, Band, National Honors Society and Spanish National Honors Society. After OE she plans to attend K-State and major in Engineering with plans to be an Engineer after college. Her favorite track memory is slapping Tori with a tortilla. Her advice to the underlassman: “Have fun and stick with it because it is worth it”
Nathan Matters is a 4 year member of the track team. He runs the 400, 800, 4 x 400 and 4 x 800. Outside of track he is a part of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and National Honors Society. He is attending Concordia University to run track and study criminal justice. He would like to be in law enforcement after College. His favorite memory is winning state his Junior year and being a part of the School and State Record 4 x 400 team which ran a 3:16.9! Advice to the underclassman: “Listen to the coaches”
Natalie Kopplin is a 4 year member of Varsity Track. She runs the 1600, 800 and 4 x 800. Outside of track she runs cross country, KC Flyers Track Club, FCA, Nationa Honors Society, Spanish National Honors Society, HawkLeader, Olathe Young Life and Campaigners. She is going to Southeast Missouri State to run track and Cross Country and will study Dietetics. After college she would like to work as a nutritionist for athletes. Her favorite track memories are winning State as Freshman and being part of the State Champion 4 x 800 relay team with a 9:24! Advice to underclassman, “Never leave anything out on the track and leave the results to God”
Steven Davis is a first year Track runner as a Senior after running Cross Country in the Fall. He runs the 1600, 800, 4 x 800 and 4 x 400. Steven played Baseball as a FR and SO at Olathe East, ran Cross Country this year and plays GABL in the Winter. He is a member of FCA. Steven is attending KU majoring in Engineering. He wants to have a career designing or building stadiums. He hasn’t ran track yet, but his favorite running memory is placing in the top 5 in several meets in Cross Country. His advice to underclassman: “Always give your all and don’t be afraid to do new things”
Matt Thuston is a 4 year member of OE Track. He participates in the long jump and triple jump. Besides Track he plays GABL. He is planning on attending KU and study Social Welfare. His goals after college is to “overthrow Wally as Track Dictator”. His favorite track memory is running onto the field after the 4 x 400 win at State and being part of the State Champion team. Advice to underclassman: “G.E.T.S.O.M.E. and keep your cantloupe ripe”
Tori Greenhalgh is a 4 year member of the track team. She does the shot put and discus. Outside of track she is involved in her Youth Group at Church. After OE she is planning on going to JCCC studying accounting. She hopes to be a Mom and provide for her kids by working from home to be with her kids. Her favorite track memory is almost being hit by the discus throughout the years, snagging is the best. Also hitting Aubrey with a tortilla. Advice to underclassman: “Have fun, just do it for fun. You don’t have to be an expert at everything, But just have fun”
Logan Coates is in his first year of track and will be running the 400, 4 x 400 and 4 x 800. Outside of track Logan plays soccer and is a member of the NHS and marching band. He is planning on attending K-State and majoring in Mechanical Engineering and planning to play intramural sports. Plans to get his Masters Degree and become successful at his work. Favorite track memory is when Coach Wallace was giving him his track uniform and right as Mrs. Evans bent over to pick up her phone, Fred Douglas says, “Those make your butt look big” Even though Fred was talking about my unifrom Mrs. Evans thought he was talking to her so she stands straight up and turns around and starts yelling at Fred for being rude. Advice to underclassman: “What matters most is the progress you make”
Kimberly Rosa is a 4 year member of the Track team and runs the 800 and the 4 x 800. She also ran cross country is a member of National Honors Society and French National Honors Society and participates in the Olathe Youth Symphony. She will be attending K-State to major in Music Education. She hopes to be teaching an Orchestra in the future. Her favorite memory of track is her teammates cheering everyone on during a meet and encouraging others. Advice to underclassman: “Set a goal and reach”
Drue Bailey has been part of the track team for 3 years. She runs the 800, 400 and 4 x 400. In addition to track she also ran cross country one year. She plans to attend JCCC for 2 years and isn’t planning on running in college. After College she would like to be a nurse practitioner. Her favorite track memory is watching the Boys and Girls 4 x 400 relays at the end of the meets. Advice to underclassman: “Always set goals and work on achieving them”
Brycen Hinson is a 2 year track member and competes in the shot put. Besides track he was a 4 year member of the football team. He will be attending Butler County Community College playing football and studying criminal justice. If football doesn’t take it’s course then he’d like to be in law enforcement. His favorite track memory is practicing for the “HOG RELAY” and while practicing handoffs, I fell on the track and Coach Wallace asked “Hinson did you DENT my track?” Advice to underclassman: “If your first meet isn’t too good, it doesn’t mean you can’t improve throughout the season”
Fred Douglas IV is a 2 year member of the Track team. He runs in the 400, 4 x 400 and 4 x 800. Outside of track he plays basketball. He is attending Manhattan Christian College to study Youth Ministry. After College he would like to be a Youth Minister. Favorite track memory was when Mr. Thuston almost killed him on the way home from Baker Relays because he couldn’t see the highway. Advice to the underclassman: “Don’t get on Wallace’s nerves”
Janea Harris is a 3 year member of OE Track team. Outside of track she is involved on her Church Dance Team. She plans to attend college and get a degree in teaching and would like to continue track in College. She would like to teach all around the world after college. Her favorite track memory is when we go to State! Her advice to underclassman: “If you keep working at it, it will happen for you but it doesn’t happen overnight and without effort”
Anna Schmeeckle is in her 1st year of Track and is going to do the long jump, 100, 200 and 4×100. She plays soccer and is involved in Musical Theatre and likes to sing and play guitar. She will be attending KU and majoring in the Medical field possibly Nursing. Won’t be running track in College but will be doing intramural sports. She would like to find a good job at a Hospital in either St Louis or Colorado, both places she loves traveling to. Her favorite track memory is the friends she’s made. Everyone is so supportive and enjoyable to be around. Advice to underclassman: “Always keep your head up even when you make mistakes. Be proud that you are putting the effort & participation in something that many people won’t dare to try”
Cody Henry has been a member of the Track team for 3 years and throws the javelin. He is also a member of the OE Wrestling team and part of the guitar club. He is starting his College career at JCCC then continue on to a larger school for counseling and psychology. He would like to continue throwing in college. He would like to be a counseling psychologist after college. His favorite track memory is the first time he threw. Advice to the underclassmen: ” I advise the underclassmen to take track seriously and practice, practice, practice”
Chloe Davis is in her 4th year as member of the track team and throws the discus. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, living life and playing with her bunnies. She is attending Emporia State University and majoring in Math Education. She doesn’t plan on continuing track in college. She would like to get a job in the Olathe School District and start a family after college. Her favorite track memory is being part of the “throwing family” and riding with Morgan to the meets and listening to Disney Music. Advice to underclassmen: “Keep practicing and continue on with track through High School because it is an amazing family to be a part of it”
Jacob Moreno is a 2 year Track member and throws shot put. Outside of track he is a part of the football team and enjoys weight lifting. After college he plans to join the Marine Corps. In the future he would like to be an Engineer or Personal Trainer. Favorite track memory is when all the throwers got to the Lawrence meet early and we all made jokes about the other schools and Coach Ash joined in. Advice to underclassmen: ” Get into the weight room and start lifting weights to become stronger and faster”
Brecken Broadbent has been in track for two years. Her event is the pole vault. In addition to track, she also plays golf and tennis. After she graduates, she plans to attend Kansas State University where she will major in speech and language pathology and then eventually work as a speech pathologist. She has enjoyed track because she has made friends with “loads of new people.” Her advice to underclassmen is to have fun!
Bailey Votipka is a 3 year track member and participates in the triple jump, long jump and high jump. She is also involved in Peer Mentoring and in the summer participates in the OP Police Explorers Program. After OE she plans on attending KU and Majoring in Criminal Justice (Forensic Science). In the future she would like to Adopt a special needs child. Her best track memory is meeting a variety of people. Her advice to underclassmen is “Be Supportive to all your teammates”