From left, Laconia High School Athletic Director Craig Kozens, former coach Chris Beyer, record-setting athletes Samantha Hicks and Alan Wool, and Principal Jim McCollum are shown here in front of the sign board for the school's track and field records. The board is the result of hundreds of hours of research, spread out over several years, by Wool. (Adam Drapcho/The Laconia Daily Sun photo)

LACONIA — School athletic records have a light that shines both forward and back. They honor those who created the tradition and culture that student athletes enjoy today, while also giving them a target, something to strive for, while they wear their school colors.

Laconia High School has had a long history of track and field excellence, something known well by Alan Wool, class of 1968. So he was struck by the question posed to him by a classmate when they were both attending a hall of fame induction ceremony at LHS in 2018: Where is the school record board for track and field?

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