With the state meet less than a month away, the Mitchell track team is rounding into shape.
>Rest of Mitchell team is inexperienced
Senior Neeko Rachor is leading the team running the sprints and long jumping.
"Rachor is leading the state 1A in the long jump with a mark of 21-06.25 after our Sherman County meet this weekend," said Head Coach John Misner. "In the short sprints he is doing OK, but there is so much competition there. I've been trying to get him to move up to the 400-meter."
Rachor has also run 11.55 for 100-meters, 23.40 for 200-meters and 54.84 for 400-meters.
With only seven track athletes, the rest of the Mitchell team is inexperienced.
For the boys Pedro Motta is running the 400-meter and 800-meter races and has a season best of 2:16 in the 800, which according to Misner is competitive. The other boy on the team is Andreas Phan, who is running both the 1,500 and 3,000.
"Our girls are inexperienced," said Misner. "We have three foreign exchange students and a freshman."
Linda Kabalan and Esther Huiskes are running the 100-meter hurdles with their best times so far this season at 20.07 and 20.22 respectively. Huiskes has also long jumped 11-03 and run 3:15 in the 800.
Also competing for the Mitchell girls are Anja Hohls who has run 1:11.43 for 400-meters and Sasha Stepanova l who has run a 3:18.91 in the 800.
"They are just beginners, but I think by the time it comes to district they will place," said Misner.