Siekmeier makes MSA history at StateSeventh-grader breaks own school record in 3200-meter run, after becoming first Dragons female to compete at State.
Greta Siekmeier completed her historic run as the first Math and Science Academy female athlete to take part in a State competition in good form on Friday, June 11.
Siekmeier, a Dragons seventh-grader placed 14th in the 3200-meter run at the Class A State Track and Field Meet at Hamline University, again breaking her own school record in the process.
“Greta ran very smart race,” coach Daniel Scheff said. “Going into the race we knew that the pace early was going to faster than anything she had experience all season, so he wanted to make sure we didn't go out too hard, so we could finish the race strong. Early in the race she sat back toward the end of the pack, working on staying relax and saving some energy so we could finish the race strong.”
Siekmeier did just that, running her second-fastest 400-meter split in the second-to-last lap of the race en route to a time of 11 minutes, 57.67 seconds.
“In the days leading up to the meet, Greta's teammates really worked hard with her helping her train and get her ready,” Scheff said. “She had a huge turnout of teammates and family who came to to support and cheer her on in her race, which was really nice to see and shows the dedication, love, and support everyone has for each other on the team."