Track team prepares for meet

While the school year is coming to an end, the track team still has important meets to look forward to. 

Last Friday the team competed at the league meet which was held at Fairfield. The boys team came away winning the meet, while the girls placed second.

“It was a lot of fun getting to experience winning League with all the guys because we worked really hard to get that and to see it all pay off for them was a great feeling,” senior Jared Shriver said.

One of the top placers at League for the boys was Jared Shriver, placing first in the mile and the 4×800 relay.

For some of the athletes, the league meet was their last meet to compete at because the coaches only take certain people to the regional meet.


Junior Raul Ramirez runs in the 4×400 relay at Jetmore. This was his first time participating in this event. photo by Madison Tyler

“I am definitely going to miss being around my big track family every day,” sophomore Kayley Cook said.

With 15 schools competing at the Regional meet, many of the track athletes have been working hard for the tough competition coming up.

“I plan to get myself into the correct mindset to help me get ready for Regionals on Friday, along with working extremely hard in practice this week,” freshman Katelynn McGraw said.

Although throughout the season the weather has not been compatible to practice outside every day, the athletes had practices held in the big gym. Along with that multiple track athletes have been lifting and running on their own time.

“I lift during track season mainly because it helps my endurance and helps me improve all around,” freshman Ryan Adams said.

The regional track meet will be held on May 19 at Johnson-Stanton County High School and State will be held at Wichita State on May 26, and 27.

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