High Hope for Girls Track


Debanny Cerda, Former Writer

While COVID affecting Head Coach Mark Newton, the first season under his belt was a game-changer. His team was very you. More than the varsity squad was made up of freshmen. Times were dropping drastically each meet and was excited to watch them compete. They were able to go undefeated in both the 4×4 relay (1600 meter relay) and the 4×2 relay (800-meter relay), once everything clicked after the second meet.  

With such a young team he hopes to see some new records.

“We expect to break a few records this year and that’s what we work for a day in and day out,” Coach Newton Said. “They’re hungry for that success this season. Mindset is to show up and give 100%,  the harder we work in practice the easier in meets.”

In this season we will have senior Frida Orozco, who he sees breaking a school record. Both twins, Kendall and Lani Brown will be contributing as well as Marnie Allen, alongside Gina Austin. Coach Newton is especially excited for his first softball member to be joining the squad. Kyla Heine will be rounding out the group. Freshman Eva Abshire has also made her mark, with both work ethic and as the only hurdle for the varsity team. Sara Dusan and Cierra Dinwiddie will both be seen alongside leading the distance group. Finally, Dezarai Stewart will be leading the throwers as the top throwers.  

Every day at practice is just as competitive. The girls are excited for their first meet of the season. Thriving for better times and being able to be the very best they can. 

Coach Newton hopes to send athletes to the area, region and state meet this season. He is pushing for that District Championship, as the last time it was won was in 2017.