By Allyssa Venzor and Ludi Canales Posted May 9, 2023
High school track is a sport that requires dedication, hard work, and perseverance. It is a sport that tests an athlete’s physical and mental abilities. The sport involves running, jumping, and throwing events. Track meets are held throughout the season where athletes compete against other schools.
Coach Byron Jeppsen has chosen Kepa Hilbish as track Athlete of the Week. Hilbish is succeeding tremendously and setting new records for herself.
“She got a PR in the 200 at our last meet at Douglas,” said Jeppsen. “She also won the 200 at the 3A JV Championship.”
Kepa Hilbish also participates in the 4×100-meter relay and the 100 and 200-meter dashes. She plays an essential and active role in these events.
“Kepa is an important part of our 4×100 and 4×200 teams,” said Jeppsen.
Hilbish enjoys meeting new people and having fun with her other teammates.
“My favorite part of track is the new people I’ve met,” said Hilbish. “I also love the bus rides and after-school practices with all my friends.”
Hilbish has a lot of self-discipline when it comes to track.
“Track is a very in-depth sport that requires a lot of personal discipline and drive to improve and beat your PRs,” said Hilbish.
Hilbish also advanced to state in Las Vegas where her 4×100 meter team placed 4th.