|HHS track records to be recorded on plaque|
|Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt|
Senior Jacinda Krueger dedicates hours of research time to find HHS track record data for display
Researching HHS track stories in an athletic history class this past semester jump-started senior Jacinda Krueger’s pursuit of information for a track record board in the school gym.
Because of her own involvement in track, Krueger chose that sport to pursue for the new athletic history class that was introduced this year, under the direction of athletic director Sandra Rahe.
A primary goal of the class is to gather information in each HHS sport for an e-book scrapbook on the school website. The e-book will potentially contain names of team members from each season, All-Conference and All-State selections, and stories and photos from those who participated.
Jacinda Krueger is pictured with the Holyoke Enterprise archives, with which she became very familiar while researching track records at Holyoke High School.
For a number of the students in the class, records were already in place for them to begin their work for the sport they were researching.
However, the HHS track records have somehow disappeared. While MaxPreps has records back to 2002, only times recorded at the state meets are posted from 2002-10. As a result, if a student ran a faster time or jumped or threw a better distance at a regular-season meet or a Nebraska meet, it was not recorded.
Krueger looked at the fastest times posted on the Internet for Holyoke tracksters, then compared those with track stories from the archives of The Holyoke Enterprise. She spent countless hours at the newspaper office researching the topic.
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Thorough track record board research has been completed by Jacinda Krueger in her athletic history class at HHS. She requests photos and stories from the recordholders and participants, and also would like to know if there are any discrepancies to the records she’s found. She may be contacted at 970-520-4819 or e-mailed at