Aleece Durbin medaled in the 100m hurdles and triple jump while Katherine Geist placed in the 1600m.
Aleece Durbin and Katherine Geist ended Crookston's track season on a high note combining for three medals on day two of the state track meet and four overall. Durbin earned fifth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.63, went on to take seventh in the triple jump at 35-07.75 and Katherine Geist finished in seventh for the 1600m in 5:06.44 breaking another personal and school record in the process.
After the successful season came to a close, Head Coach Amy Boll described her opinion on the curtain call for the 2018 bid.
"It was a very successful meet down here," Boll said. "The two young ladies placed four times and that's amazing. It shows how strong of athletes Aleece and Katherine are. I'm very proud of them and they did their job."
In the 100m hurdles, Durbin qualified for the finals the previous day placing eighth with a time of 15.85. Then with the final nine runners all competing for spots on the podium, Durbin cut .22 seconds off her time, jumped three people in the standings and placed fifth.
Immediately after the race, Durbin moved over to the triple jump pit where she qualified for finals and ended the day in seventh place.
Upon receiving her medal, Durbin became emotional on the podium as her track and field career as a Pirate came to an end.
"I kind of realized this was my last time I was going to run," Durbin said. "I'm going to miss everybody. The track team has been my family this year and I realized it's finally coming to an end. Some of my favorite memories are making it to true team state with the whole team. There's so many good ones."
One day after breaking a personal and school record in the 3200m, Geist returned to the track and copied her success from day one. Geist placed seventh and her time of 5:06.44 shattered the school record she set earlier in the season which was also her last personal record.
Geist, who completed her sophomore season, expressed content and hopes to use the next half of her high school career to achieve more.
"I came and I did exactly what I wanted to do this weekend so I'm super happy with how it went," Geist said. "I've worked way harder this season than I ever have and it's paying off. I'm breaking records and placing and it's just great. I think I set the bar pretty high this weekend, but it's always a goal [to break more records]."
Durbin will be off to the University of North Dakota to continue her track career and Geist will return in 2019 for the first of her final two years.