By Paul Jones
Twin births only happen in 1 of every 67 childbirths. But to have two twins born on different days is even more rare.
However, for the Helf brothers, being different is not a rarity. It is just who they are. Just like most twins, they eat together, they live together, and they go to school together.
But what makes these two different is that they run, and they do it fast. Mitch and Garrett Helf are currently on the Red Lion Track team and are key components to the team’s success.
They even participate on the team’s 4x100m relay and together, along with sophomore Jerome Jessup and junior Zachary Crossland, and have run the third fastest time ever for the event, 43.6 seconds.
“Being twins really helped our 4x100,” sophomore Garrett Helf said. “The competition in practice is great between us since we are basically the same speed.”
Whether it is at home, practice, or a meet, the Helf brothers are together. And they do not plan on changing that anytime soon.