In girls high school track and field, Bismarck High’s Mady Mosolf is itching to get back on the track. The senior missed last season with a torn ACL and meniscus, so she is making up for lost time.
Mady Mosolf hopes her best performance is her last.
“Running my personal best,” Mosolf said. “Going out at 110 percent and getting a state championship with my team.”
The sprinter said she feels great after ACL surgery on her left knee that caused her to miss the 2018 season.
“Good,” Mosolf said. “One-hundred and 10 percent.”
The injury occurred right before last year’s WDA basketball tournament. Mady did not even realize she was hurt.
“It took me two weeks,” Mosolf said. “I had four doctors tell me that I was fine and that I had strained my hamstring. Finally, I got an MRI to make sure everything was ok and then they said that I tore my ACL and meniscus.”
Mady said rehab was the toughest part.
“Then seeing the bright side,” Mosolf said. “Then seeing the opening gate and pushing myself to get better every day knowing that I’m going to keep getting better.”
Mady showed so much promise her sophomore year. She helped set school records in the 4×100 and 4×200 meter relays.
“Very important cog in that wheel,” head coach Tim Kolsrud said. “We are looking forward to having her back for individual races, but also to get those relays going.”
And breaking those school records is a realistic goal with most of the same girls back this year.
“That would be amazing,” Mosolf said. “We are all willing to put in the 110 percent and go far with it.”
Mady and the Bismarck High Demons compete in their first meet of the season tomorrow in Fargo.