Article by Phoenix writer Amir Jeudy ’22:
Every runner dreams of setting records, their names engraved in the history books. With other sports, performance is subjective to some degree. Track is a sport dominated by times, as a runner’s success is clearly recorded in the times they run. That’s why records are such an important part of track. A runner’s hard work is immortalized in the history books.
On Saturday, February 19th at the 2022 CHSAA Intersectional Championship, Senior Jaden Lyons ran a time of 34.23 seconds in the 300m dash, placing third in the state, and tenth in the nation. Along with this monumental achievement, Lyons’ time of 34.23 seconds is now a new Kellenberg record, surpassing Russell Stevens’ ‘02 previous mark.
When asked about his achievement and being recorded in the history books, Jaden shared “The school record was really important to me because it verified all my hard work, but there’s always room for improvement, and with God’s guidance maybe I can even go for another record.” Jaden then went on to the New York State Championship, placing 6th where he was named an All-State Athlete.