Vaulting to new heights: Junior athlete improves while leading by example

Monday, April 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm

His mind is clear. His vision zeroes in on the target. There is no sound. The only thing he is aware of is the object in front of him: the bar. His task, get over the bar. Junior pole vaulter Campbell Webb experiences this at each track meet.

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Athletes advance to area after district track meet

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 9:46 am

Girls’ Track: Two relays qualified for Area in 1st place (4 x 100, 4 x 200) Rayla Hawkins, Quinteria Johnson, Miranda Golden and Jamie Kennedy Alt. Ty’esha Foley The following students also qualified for Area: Chassity Rusk- 1st place in the shot Charnell Gibson- 4th place in the shot Miranda Golden- 1st place in the […]

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Junior sprints to state, secures success for team

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm

As she sets her feet firmly against the blocks, the starter calls the runners to the ready. The familiar chant of “I can do this” echoes in her ears as the starter calls set and points the gun upward. Then BANG, junior Jamie Kennedy flies off of the blocks running the 200 meter dash.

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Track team upholds value, importance of veterans, newcomers

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The baton of leadership is passed down unto the next generation of the track team. The veterans accept it, with intentions of endorsing what is expected of members and serve as role models. The veterans encourage the rest to step up to replace them and continue the legacy. As the baton progresses into the hands of the new members, revitalized potential emerges to push the team to succeed. The track team exemplifies leadership for new members through veterans and successes of younger members as motivation to the whole team to push themselves and step into the shoes of the adept members, continuing the prophecy of hard work.

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JV track team members place at district meet

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:03 am

JV District 18-5A 9th grade boys track 6th Boys Place – 59 points 100 M Dash 2nd – Tracy Bradford – 11.78 200 M Dash 5th – Landon Plagens – 24.69 1600 M Run 4th – Angel Quiroga – 5:21.65 110 M Hurdles 6th – Campbell Webb – 19.10 300 M Hurdles 3rd – Jordan […]

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JV track team finishes 1st, freshmen finish 2nd

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:54 am

The freshmen and JV boys track team competed in the Magnolia West meet this week.The JV team finished 1st overall and the freshmen finished 2nd. FRESHMEN : 100 m Dash 3rd – Isaiah Alfred 200 m Dash 3rd – Isaiah Alfred 400 m Dash 5th – Mark Taplette 6th – Julio Diaz 1600 m Run […]

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Hard work and dedication benefit runner

Friday, April 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

As a child, games and activities are an important part of everyday life. Whether it be hopscotch, hide n’ go seek, or Simon says, the list probably goes on and on, making it difficult to pick a favorite. For senior Richard Biggs, running was always number one on his list. His love of track started early on and has been progressing ever since.

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A Pennie Saved is a penny earned; student earns scholarship

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

It can be difficult for many students to adapt to the increasing pressures of academics coupled with athletic opportunity. Senior Shavon Pennie has not only adapted, but has also grown stronger from his effort.

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Track makes strides toward district competition

Friday, February 25, 2011 at 8:56 am

The gun goes off, your heart is pounding, and your adrenaline is rushing as you round that final curve with the finish line in sight. For athletes involved in the track program, this is a familiar experience each time they step onto the track.

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