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Kartman Breaks School Record

Freshman Brynn Kartman shattered the high school girls’ cross country record and became the first girl runner in school history to run a 5k race in under 21 minutes.

On Sept. 19, the cross country teams competed at Vinton-Shellsburg, where many runners made considerable improvements. Most notably, however, was Brynn Kartman’s third-place finish in the girls’ varsity race. 

Freshman Brynn Kartman races around the course at the Vinton-Shellsburg meet on Tuesday, Sept. 19. (Audrey Jolley)

“I asked myself who I thought was tougher: me or a bunch of other random girls,” Kartman said. “It was a rhetorical question because I already knew the answer.” 

Kartman’s determination to beat her competitors helped propel her over the finish line with a time of 20:36, shattering the program’s record of 21:11, which had stood for three years. 

“I’ve been trying to tell her all season that she could,” girls’ coach Jason Guyer said. “It would not surprise me if by the end of the season she’s running fast enough to catch a varsity boy’s spot.” 

Kartman is hoping that by setting the school record she can encourage her teammates and future runners to push themselves. “I’m resetting the standard,” Kartman said.

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Evan Kartman
Evan Kartman, Staff
Hello! My name Evan Kartman, and I am a senior at the West Delaware High School. I have been involved in cross country, soccer, musical, play, group/individual/Allstate Speech, Concert/Marching Band, Jazz Band, Show-Band, National Honor Society, and journalism! When I’m not focused on my extracurriculars or schoolwork, I enjoy playing guitar, watching movies, going to the gym, gardening, listening to music, and spending time with my family. After high school, I plan to study Business and Journalism/Mass Communications in college.
Audrey Jolley
Audrey Jolley, Staff
Hi all! My name is Audrey Jolley and I am a senior at West Delaware. I am extremely involved here at school being a part of cross country, student council, musical, the Vocal All-State process, speech, All-State Speech, play, NHS, and show choir. In my spare time, I love to hang out with my friends and family. I have jobs at Fareway, Lori French Travel/La Beach Bum Tanning, and I lifeguard during the summer. After school, I plan to go into secondary education for high school English teaching.

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    Elaine NortonSep 25, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    Amazing perseverance and perspective. Brynn will go far, running and in life!