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

Reagan Smiley, women’s track runner and senior

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...

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

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

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...

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.

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

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...

HARD-CORE WORKOUT:
(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.

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

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...

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...

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.

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

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....

Wrestlers and seniors Jack Heldt and Cameron Bacon train with each other during wrestling practice after school in February. Heldt said as a senior, he had certain expectations for the season, and for the most part, he said he met them.

Sports Briefs

Rhea Acharya February 22, 2019

“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

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

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...

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