Track and Field

New Haven Girls Track Team Takes 4th Place At State Track Meet

Pictured: New Haven Girls Track Team 4th Place Finish in Missouri Class 1 State Track.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - For a high school without an actual track, instead they practice on one made out of gravel, this has not stopped New Haven’s Track Team from becoming the most successful sport in Shamrock history, particularly in terms of State Champions.

At this past weekends Missouri Class 1 State Track Meet (May 22-23) the New Haven Girls Track Team added to the collection of State Trophies by walking away with a 4th Place State finish.

New Haven Boys 4x800 Relay Team Takes 3rd At State

Pictured: Senior Dominick Pataky has to be carried off the track after collapsing, making it a dramatic finish in the 4x800 relay. (Photo by Kyle Quick)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - New Haven’s 4x800 relay team’s (Nathan Ford, Jonathon Stone, Keven McDowell, and Dominick Pataky) third place finish ended in dramatic fashion.

Pataky, lone senior on the 4x800 meter relay team and their anchor ran his last race as a Shamrock, pushing his body to the extreme limits, causing his legs to give way as fell across the finish line.

Shamrocks Track Teams Rock’n State Meet

Emma Engelbrecht hands off to Nichole Zeitzmann in the 4x200. (Photo by Kate Weiser)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - New Haven started off Saturday’s Class 1 Track and Field State Finals with the boys 4x800 meter relay team (Nathan Ford, Jonathon Stone, Kevin McDowell, and Dominick Pataky) finishing in dramatic fashion to capture 3rd place, running a season best of 1:49.78.

New Haven Girls 4x100 Breaks School Record - All Three Relay Teams Run In Finals

Stephanie Russo and Hanna Fitts make the first exchange in the 4x100 meter relay.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo - Considering most all races on Friday of the Sate Track meet  are mostly prelims with the goal to finish in the top eight, New Haven’s Girls Track Team had a few exciting moments.

In the 4x800 meter relay finals, New Haven finished 6th and Beth Schenck won her first individual state medial by taking 8th in the high jump.

Class 1 State Track Meet UPDATE 5 - All Friday Results Posted

UPDATED 7:15 p.m.

All results from Friday posted.

Pictured Emma Engelbrecht

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -  New Haven’s Emma Engelbrecht (freshmen) took 5th in the Class 1 State Triple Jump, giving New Haven points in two field events (Beth Schenck 8th in high jump) that in years past they have always been lacking.

The only event New Haven has left are both the Boys and Girls 4x400 prelims.

Quick recap, heading into the final race of the day on the girls side, the 4x100 and 4x200 relays along with Taylor Covington in the 400m all have advanced into Saturday’s finals.
The girls 4x800 have already medaled taking 6th place and Beth Schenck’s 8th place finish in the high jump.

New Haven Community Track Project Becoming A Reality

Pictured above is preliminary drawing provided by BFA Engineering Surveying, showing the location of the new track in relation to the high school as well as how additional options added as funds are available, such as concrete around the track.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The construction of a track at New Haven High School is now becoming a reality and by late summer of this year the committee and very confident that construction will begin.

Tuesday evening a town hall meeting was held by The Committee to Build a New Track where committee member Brad Zobrist spoke about the projects financial status as well John Nilges, Project Manager with BFA Engineering Surveying, who revealed drawings and talked about the initial steps to kick start the project.