1000m school record gets crushed


Micheal Nestor

Junior Lambert Edigin breaks the 1000m school record at the Virginia Beach Sports Center on Feb. 25, 2023

The sound of Lambert Edigins’ alarm going off at 7 a.m. starts the day of a race he will never forget. Mornings have never been an easy time for Lambert, but on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, he had an extra pep in his step. 

The meet started around 3 p.m., and when he arrived, he felt the high intensity from all of the athletes in the building. The 1000m was the only event Lambert had, so he prepared and mentally locked in. The race was about to start, and Lambert lined up at the start line. 

“On the line, I felt fear knowing that I was surrounded by some of the very best athletes in the state,” said Lambert.

With a bang, the flare gun starts the race. 

“During the race, all of my anxieties go away, and I’m frequently making mental checks on my position and pace,” said Lambert.

One after another, the racers cross the finish line. 

“I was exhausted after I crossed the finish line, and I felt like I executed the best I could,” said Lambert.

Within seconds of the race finished, Lambert was able to see his time and found out he broke the school record. Originally, the record time was 2:31.47, but with the dedication from Lambert, he broke the record with a time of 2:31.09. 

“I was amazed and surprised to know I had achieved what last year’s ‘me’ would have thought to be impossible,” said Lambert, who started track his sophomore year and hopes to continue running in college.