The lead runners in this relay quickly strode away from the starting line in hopes of getting in front of their opponents to take the lead and get to the inside of the track. Runners were: Noah Elton (6th grade), Alex Folz (6th grade), Alex Deters (5th grade), Amelia Solum (5th grade), Jakob Myrah (4th grade) and Caden Grinde (4th grade).SGH/Photos by Marlene Deschler
The lead runners in this relay quickly strode away from the starting line in hopes of getting in front of their opponents to take the lead and get to the inside of the track. Runners were: Noah Elton (6th grade), Alex Folz (6th grade), Alex Deters (5th grade), Amelia Solum (5th grade), Jakob Myrah (4th grade) and Caden Grinde (4th grade).SGH/Photos by Marlene Deschler
A tradition for the Middle Ages students the last several years has been an end-of-the-year Track and Field Day.

This year, they almost thought it might not happen due to the rainy weather. However, after a day of postponement, the event was able to happen.

"We were supposed to have Track and Field day on Tuesday, but the weather didn't cooperate. On Wednesday the weather straightened out, and the kids had a great time," commented Middle Ages teacher Deb Morken.

"I really enjoy it when the Middle Ages (grades 4, 5 and 6) do activities together."

The students participated in kickball games, basketball shoot-out, long jump, softball throw, 50-meter dash, 100M dash, 4x200-meter relay, 4x400M relay and 4x800M relay.

There were separate gender divisions in all individual running and field events. However, for the relays, the students were combined into teams of two boys and two girls.

"The kids look forward to this day, so I am glad the weather finally cooperated with us," remarked physical education teacher Dave Konz.

"It is a real team effort amongst the classes, because everyone participates in at least a couple of events during the day. It is a fun way to cap off the year."

A traveling trophy is awarded each year to the winning grade. This year's winning grade was the sixth-grade class.

The fifth-grade class placed second and the fourth-grade class placed third. The trophy has the winning class' graduating year on it along with the year that they won the trophy.