- If you can get really good at one or two track and field events, you can go far.
A member of the Three Lakes Bluejay program is really good at a whole lot of them.
Junior Kortnie Volk is having the best season of her career.
She's a sprinter, jumper, hurdler and a long distance runner.
Kortnie has placed at every single meet in at least one event.
She most recently broke her own triple jump school record and is on her way to breaking a few more.
"It just lets me know that I am doing something right and that the work I am putting in in the off season works and is helping me with everything I do," Volk said.
Volk has competed in almost every single event possible.
Head track coach Andy Wyss says Volk is one of the most well rounded athlete's he's ever seen.
"She picks it up pretty well so we keep throwing new stuff at her and she keeps picking up on it well. I think that will broaden her horizons and make her a well rounded athlete," Wyss said. "So I think it will pay off in the long run."
Volk has also been recognized off the track.
Along with three of her teammates, she received a Teen Character award from the Y-M-C-A of the Northwoods.
The award recognizes teens who display honesty, respect, and responsibility while making a difference in someone's life.