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Northland Pines sprinter has record-breaking goalsSubmitted: 04/08/2018
Story By Mark Spillane

Northland Pines sprinter has record-breaking goals
EAGLE RIVER - Track and field offers athletes the chance to showcase their abilities in so many different ways. But when people think of the sport, they often think of the 100-meter dash.

For Northland Pines sprinter Gabby Herfindahl, a chance at breaking the conference 100-meter record could be within reach.

"I'm really hard on myself so being number one is my main priority," said Herfindahl.

That mindset has helped Herfindahl win a lot of races and set a lot of records.

"She's been scoring so many points and doing so well. She's a senior but she was doing the same thing as a freshman," said Northland Pines Assistant Coach Josh Fuller.


As a freshman and a sophomore, Herfindahl set Pines school records in the indoor 55-meter, indoor 200-meter, outdoor 200-meter and the outdoor pole vault.

But there's one record she still has her eyes on.

"I want the 100, I don't have it, but I really want that one," said Herfindahl.

Last season, Herfindahl ran the third-fastest 100-meter dash time in Great Northern Conference history behind Mosinee's Kennedy Vanderwaal and Northland Pines' Megan Gwyn.

She nearly broke the conference meet record and sits just .22 seconds behind the top all-time spot.

"It's frustrating, the 200s I got sophomore year I think it was, so I work for that 100, that's the one I want to beat," said Herfindahl.

In order to capture the top time in GNC history, she'll have to pass Gwyn, who graduated in 2010.
"It's Megan Gwyn, somebody I look up to," said Herfindahl.

Gwyn is somebody she looks up to, just the way her younger teammates now look up to her.

"This year more than in the past I'm seeing her in practice taking the young girls and pulling them aside and talking to them about different things as it relates to track and field and helping them improve," said Fuller.

As she helps her teammates improve, Herfindahl is still focused on becoming number one in the most prized race of all.

"If I could break that, that would be a huge accomplishment and great way to end my senior year," said Herfindahl.

The Eagles' first outdoor meet was scheduled for Tuesday April, 10, but that has since been postponed because of the snow.

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