Elise Picard ’23 Wins Three Indoor Track State Titles

Early morning runs, strength training, and dedication have paid off for Elise Picard ’23, as she swept the three distance events at the AHSAA Class 1A-3A State Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, February 3, bringing her individual state title count to four for the school year. 

Competing in the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m events, Elise easily claimed first place in the 3200m race with a time of 11:47.14 finishing 19.45 seconds ahead of the second-place runner. Her 1600m race was equally as impressive, with a time of 5:26.31 and 12.24 seconds ahead of second place. Her closest race came in the 800m, where she was victorious by a margin of 0.37 seconds, finishing with a personal best time of 2:25.88. 

Catherine Hinson ’25 came away from her first state indoor track meet with three top-10 finishes and two medals. She finished second in the 1600m with a time of 5:38.55, and third in the 3200m with a personal best time of 12:07.18. She also ran a personal best time of 2:35.25, placing ninth overall in the 800m. 

Indian Springs’ girls indoor track team is only two members strong, yet their combined finishes placed them third overall for the meet. This is an impressive feat, considering the first and second-place teams had more than eight members competing in ten or more events.

Congratulations to Elise and Catherine! Go Springs!

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