Thanks to all who helped make the home track meet possible

To the editor,

On Wednesday, April 6, Aberdeen High School hosted its first track meet in Aberdeen in over 40 years. We will also be hosting the 5th district championship meet in May. Our track team has experienced a lot of success over the last few years by breaking numerous school records and sending between 12 and 16 athletes each year to the state championships. We also brought home 22 state medals over the last 4 years including four 1st places, three 2nd places, three 3rd places, and twelve 4th through 6th place medals.

Until last year Aberdeen High School was one of just a few high schools in Idaho without a rubberized track. With money that had been set aside from ticket sales to athletic events, and the efforts of Philip Klassen and the Aberdeen Booster Club money was able to be raised to fund rubberizing the track. Many local farmers donated loads of grain while other community members and businessmen graciously donated money towards the effort as well, and we sincerely thank them for all of their help.

We would like to thank Philip Klassen for leading the way in the grain drive and also for donating his time as a coach to help our athletes succeed. We thank our local farmers, businessmen, and community members for their donations. We would also like TO thank the school board and administration for their support through this process. We also thank the maintenance crew, Troy Reynolds and Gary Krehbiel, for their work on improving the grounds and facilities. We thank Cody Park’s shop class for modifying our old bleachers to make them more accommodating for track meets and football games as well. Finally, we thank our student athletes for representing our town and school through competition and sportsmanship during the season. GO TIGERS!


Jared Reed

Travis Pincock

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