The Skyline Sun
It's Been 25 Years, Triple Jump Record Finally Broken.Tuesday, March 16, 2010 By Gina Orona
Its Been 25 years since a track record at skyline high School has been broken, Especially in triple jump. Throughout hard work Michael seamen, sophomore at Skyline, has worked hard enough to brake a school record of 44 ft. 10 1/4 inches with a record of 44 ft. 10 1/2 inches. On March 6Th, 2010 At Elizabeth Track after so many years of hard work, Michael has broken the record. Michael says "it feels nice to brake the school record" and he wants to keep going, and improve in his jumping. He's been running since he was in 5Th grade (carac track). Not only does he enjoy being in track its his favorite thing to do. Brian Everett, one of Michael's triple jump coaches said, "It was long coming to brake the record but if someone could brake the school record it would be Michael" he then added "He WILL go further than that." A goal that Everett has set for Michael is to beat Everett's Niwot (1986) record of 46 feet and 7 1/2 inches. "If Michale at least jumps 46 ft. Everett must shave his head into a Mohawk and grow a beard(This shall be interesting). Everett will work as hard as he can with Michael to get him to go to state, "Michael should place top 5 at state." says Coach Everett. Michael has two people that have really inspired him throughout the years he's been running two men have inspired him he says, his middle coach; Coach Steel and his high school coach; Coach Everett. They have pushed Michael to improve in his jumping as well as in his running. Of so much hard the results to come into Skyline and braking the triple jump record as a sophomore. "I really don't have a saying," says Michael "All i have in mind is courage; and keep going" A big congrats to Michael Seamen from Skyline High School.