by Samuel Abbas | sports editor

With the District meet finished, the Jags had 5 team relay qualifiers and 27 individual qualifiers, the Jags are on pace for a very exciting and competitive area track meet this Thursday and Friday at Rutledge Stadium.

In the Lane

Running past the competition

“There will be a lot of tough competition in this area meet because everyone wants to do their best to qualify for regionals. Everyone there will bring their A-game and I’m going to bring mine and hopefully I can qualify for Regionals,” junior Nick Dingman said.

The Jags have been working hard throughout this season and the offseason. There will be a strong field of competition in the area track meet. All of the best athletes from the track and field events will be competing in this meet.

“I think I will do good at the area meet this weekend. There will be a lot of good runners there who will be tough competition in this meet and hopefully I can make the hard work from this season pay off by earning a spot in the Regional meet,” Dingman said.

With many Jags competing in these events, the Jags have a good chance to go far. The best from NEISD and surrounding districts will be competing in the area meet this weekend and look to have a successful meet.

“I hope we have a lot of people advance to the Regional meet. It’s going to be a really tough competition but hopefully we come ready to compete and we are able to do a good job,”  coach James Feicht said.

With strength across the board in this meet, the Jags will look to duplicate the success they had in the district meet. They will need to place in the top 4 in their events respectively in order to advance to the Regional meet.

“We have very strong people in all the events. We have some really strong relay runners going and some strong individuals competing so, we have a lot of opportunity to advance. The top 4 in each event move onto regionals and we are really looking to advance in almost every event. We think that we are strong enough to be able to do that and that’s kinda the goal for it,” Feicht said.

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Samuel Abbas is a junior at Johnson and staff writer for MyJagNews. He is a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats, Chicago sports teams and Kobe Bryant. He enjoys watching sports and being active.

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