Reagan Smiley, women’s track runner and senior

Reagan Smiley, women's track runner and senior, runs a relay at a meet last season. Smiley said she has run since fourth grade.

Sarah Kim

April 15, 2020

How long have you been playing your sport? I started running track in fourth and fifth grade through Pups Running and have continued through all of middle school and high school. What do you enjoy most about your sport?  I enjoy the fact that it allows me to get away from the stress of school and work, while also helping me push mysel...

Senior athletes reflect on their experiences at CHS, spring season being cut short due to COVID-19

Reagan Smiley (bottom left), women's track runner and senior, poses with other senior track runners. Smiley said she is disappointed that the spring sports seasons were cut short.

Sarah Kim

April 15, 2020

Following the announcement that Indiana schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year, the IHSAA also released a statement saying that all spring sports were officially canceled.  CHS Athletics Director Jim Inskeep explained the decision in relation to the state’s announceme...

Track runners, coach plan to stay in shape over COVID-19 extended school closures

Savannah Hill, track runner and junior, stretches before a run over break. Hill said she would continue to train over the extended school closures although she does not expect the track season to continue this year.

Sarah Kim

March 23, 2020

Both the men’s and women’s track teams have been training for the official track season since early January. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 led all Carmel Clay Schools to close until May 1 at the earliest, bringing all sports teams to a stall. The CHS Athletics Office released that all CHS sp...

With upcoming Carmel Marathon on April 4, students share how they stay motivated for long distance running

(TOP) Senior Vivian Zheng stretches her calf muscles at West Park.  Zheng said she stretches before all practice runs (featured image). Zheng said track and cross-country were too time-consuming for high school. She said she decided to train for the marathon, however, in order to share one final experience with her father 
before leaving 
for college.

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and, d...

A Cut Above the Rest: Track teams, others add harder tryout standards to previously no-cut sports

A Cut Above the Rest: Track teams, others add harder tryout standards to previously no-cut sports

Sarah Kim

March 22, 2019

Last year, the women’s  track team was a sight to see. At each meet, four school buses would pull up in the parking lot. More than a hundred girls, all wearing the same blue and gold outfits, would get off. However, this might not be the case for this year’s track team. This year, the team’s time...

Going the Extra Mile: Carmel runners prepare in various ways for Indy Mini Marathon this May

Pushing forward:
Yael Kiser and Mia Bruder, track athletes and sophomores, jog to warm up for their training. By running together, the two athletes motivated each other to keep running.

Sarah Kim

February 22, 2019

Even for student athletes who participate in cross-country and track, running a distance as long as 13.1 miles can seem quite daunting. This is the case for Mia Bruder, cross-country runner and sophomore. Bruder started running for CHS in her freshman year and developed a love for the sport. With e...

Student athletes come back better than ever after suffering from major medical problems

“I’m definitely mentally stronger, but I think everyone gets mentally stronger. I mean you have to be mentally strong when you go through chemotherapy, but also I look at life in a whole different perspective now, especially because I wasn’t given that great of a chance to live, and you just get a sense of what’s really important, like family and what’s maybe not that important.” - Matt Cooper

Alina Husain, Reporter

March 17, 2017

For most CHS students, Feb. 16, 2016 was just another normal day, but for Matt Cooper, student athlete and senior, it was a day that would change the rest of his life. On that day, Cooper was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. The diagnosis presented Cooper with a low chance of survival, and it...