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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 22, 2014

Marek track legacy lives on

By Derek Helling, Sports Editor | Apr 10, 2014
Photo by: Derek Helling Macy Marek

The Marek family has a history of prowess on the track. Tim Marek of Riverside was a part of the Washington 4x200-meter relay championship team during his time at Washington High School. His wife, Heather, also ran track during her high school career. Those genes got passed down to their daughter Macy, who is making the most of her heritage.
Macy has been running sprints and participating in relays since the seventh grade. In her freshman year she was part of the Demon sprint medley team that qualified for state. In her sophomore season she was part of a team that qualified for the Drake Relays in the 4x100-meter relay. Her 100-meter relay, 200-meter relay and sprint medley teams also qualified for state in her sophomore season. Macy also qualified for state in the 100-meter dash last season.
So far in her junior year, Macy has improved her 100-meter dash time to a personal best of 12.88 seconds.
Macy says that her goals this season include “getting back to Drake and the state meet. There’s a chance that I may qualify for Drake in more than one event so that’s exciting.”
Outside of running track, Macy also plays basketball and volleyball. When she’s not at school or involved in sports, she participates in Business Professionals of America activities. Macy also is a member of FFA and shows pigs for 4H.
While Macy has put in a lot of hard work and can take most of the credit for her success, having the lineage that she does certainly hasn’t hurt.

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