The Crookston Pirate Girls Track team held their end of the year banquet on Monday night at the Crookston High School commons. The team celebrated many accomplishments, but the one that was the most impressive was the Academic All-State Gold award for having a GPA of 3.9896. The team also celebrated being the Subsection 31 champs, a fourth-place finish at the Section 8A meet, a second-place finish at the Section True Team meet and a 10th place finish in the State True Team meet.
The following individual awards were handed out –
Most Valuable Sprinter – Emma Borowicz
Most Valuable Field Events – Jada Dillabough
Most Valuable Distance – Thea Oman and Katherine Geist
SALT Award (Sportsmanship, Attitude, Leadership, Training) – Rachel Hefta
Other awards –
Minnesota Academic All-State honors –
Thea Oman, Hailey Spivey, Rachel Hefta, Audrey Harbott, Katherine Geist, Emma Borowicz, Ella Weber, Anke Wiersma, Breanna Kressin, Amanda Schultz, Hayden Winjum and Amelia Overgaard.
Minnesota High School Track and Field Coaches Academic All-State award –
Breanna Kressin, Hayden Winjum, Emma Borowicz, Katherine Geist
School records set this season –
Emma Borowicz in the 400 meters with a time of 63.25, breaking the previous record of Katrina Wahlin (2004) and Jennifer Taus (1985) of 63.25.
Katherine Geist in the 800 meters with a time of 2:23.18, breaking Danica Brekken’s record of 2:25.83 set in 2015.
Katherine Geist in the 1600 meters with a time of 5:10.60, breaking Janae Altepeter’s record of 5:28.81 in 1999.
Outdoor records –
Katherine Geist in the 3200 meters with a time of 11:08.55, breaking her own record set in 2018.