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

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.

The art of the hand-off: Senior relay athletes pass down ideas of family, team work

Successful teams are created whenever the members stop relying on the talent of themselves and begin working together. Each individual athlete may be good, but when they’re put together they’re great. Seniors Makayla Howard and Quinteria Johnson have found this to be true in track as they run on the relay team.

Going the distance: Senior shot put competitor advances to state, earns fifth

Up stairs. Down stairs. Wind sprints. Exhausting work for any athlete, but an average day for senior Chassidy Rusk. Though she doesn’t run in any track events, she is a part of the shot put team and it’s much more than hurling an 8.8 lb. steel ball down the field.

Athletes advance to area after district track meet

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 […]

Junior sprints to state, secures success for team

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.

Track team upholds value, importance of veterans, newcomers

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.

Track girls advance to area

The girls’ track team finished 4th overall and several students qualified for area. 1st place: In the 4 x 100 (Kaitlyn Harris, Chahnyce Foster, Quinteria Johnson, Jamie Kennedy) – 47.5* 1st place: In the 4 x 200 (Kailtyn Harris, Chahnyce Foster, Audrey Batten, Jamie Kennedy) – 142.01* 2nd place: Jamie Kennedy in the 200 – […]

JV track team members place at district meet

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 […]

Track athletes place at meet

The girls’ track team competed on Friday. See highlights below: Chassidy Rusk – 1st shot – 40 feet Charnell Gibson – 5th shot Kaitlyn Harris placed 2nd in the Long Jump with a 16’9″ Sprint Relay won with a 48.5 (Kaitlyn Harris, Chahnyce Foster, Quinteria Johnson, and Jamie Kennedy) 4×200 Relay got 2nd with a […]

Track star shows determination and leadership

There are some things in life that some people are just born to do, and for someone who has an abundance of energy and loves to compete, track is a suitable sport. Senior Alondriah Brown has been running since childhood, and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

JV track team finishes 1st, freshmen finish 2nd

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 […]

Hard work and dedication benefit runner

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.

Athlete uses sport as method of escape, stress relief

“Runners set, runners to your mark.”
These are six intense words that hype athletes before they start running as they are stepping onto the track. For sophomore track athlete, Kaitlyn Brock, these words can be the beginning of a victory, but to her, winning isn’t all that matters.

A Pennie Saved is a penny earned; student earns scholarship

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.

Track makes strides toward district competition

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.