After 12 years the Garden Spot boys’ track team recaptured the section 2 championship by finishing the season undefeated with a record of 7-0. This is the 13th boys section championship under Coach Russ White and the 23rd overall track & field section title (since he started coaching both boys and girls). The 2013 girls team finished with a record of 6-1 losing only to eventual section champion Ephrata.
The boys team went into the second to last meet of the year against Manheim Central with both teams being undefeated at that time. What was on paper expected to be a very close meet, turned out to be a sound 81-69 defeat of the Barons putting GS in sole possession of first place. This years team featured many different athletes achieving success in many different events. It was a total team effort in every meet and different runners, jumpers and throwers came through when they were needed in each meet.
Both the boys and girls teams won the Manheim Township Relays this year. In addition Austin Haas won the long jump with a leap of 21’ 9 ¾”, Danita Sauder won the girls discus with a heave of 113’ 4”, and Maddy George won the girls javelin with a throw of 125’ 5” in the Lancaster/Lebanon League Championship Meet. Garden Spot had the most athletes qualify for both the District 3 Championship and the PIAA State Championship in many years. Twelve students qualified for the PIAA District 3, meet and seven of those advanced to the PIAA State Championship where Hannah Williams advanced to the finals of the 300 meter hurdles.