Track season ends with victories; successful year

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Jackie Hernandez, Editor

The 2022-2023 track season is finally coming to an end. Both boys’ and girls’ track teams had quite a successful year full of achievements from these athletes from being District Runner up and multiple qualifying for regionals.

“Our Coaching staff was so proud of all the hard work and dedication this team showed this year,” said Head girls’ track coach Mark Newton.” Our motto was work to win and we embraced the hard work”

This season for the Girl’s track team their accomplishments include being District 16-5A Runner Up, 13 of 19 athletes making it into Area, and 7 out of the 13 athletes making it into regionals. Student athlete Regan Smith contributed to the girl’s track team achievements this season by breaking 3 school records with 100m-12.17, 200m-24.95, and 400m 57.69. This has made the track team break multiple school records in just a few years making this year a very exciting season.

“We have now broken 8 school records in 3 years,” said Newton

For the boy track team, their accomplishments for this season included 4 boys qualifying for regionals. Students¬† Cantrell Brooks in pole vault and Marc Jones Jr in hurdles contributed by setting school records, Brooks finishing 3rd and setting a school record with a jump of 14′ 3″ and Jones Jr. setting a school record in 110m Hurdles with a time of 16.20 sec.

“I’m most proud of the young men who did their best to honor the commitment they made to our team by practicing and competing to the best of their ability, every week,” said Head boys’ track coach Reuben Bloom.

Girls’ track:

  • Malayah Aguirre – (Area Qualifier)
  • Faithlynne Canada – (Area Qualifier)
  • Jaida Fortes-Holloway – (Area & Regional Qualifier)
  • Rashida Holder – ( Area Qualifier)
  • Samiya Jacobs – (Area & Regional Qualifier)
  • Sirena McGlown – ( Area Qualifier)
  • Lauren Minze- (Area & Regional Qualifier)
  • Loralai Nash – ( Area Qualifier)
  • Jahnae Nickerson – (Area & Regional Qualifier)
  • Roselyn Saldana – ( Area Qualifier)
  • Reigan Smith – (Area & Regional Qualifier)
  • Terrionna Taylor – (Area & Regional Qualifier)
  • Cameron Valles – (Area & Regional Qualifier)

Boys’ track:

  • ¬†Christian Mier- 100m Dash, and 200m Dash
  • Cantrell Brooks- Pole Vault
  • Zachary Kelsey- Pole Vault
  • Mairon (Jaydon) Lewis- High Jump
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