By Samantha Sanburn
Freshmen Yasmyn Richards and James Liburd used their natural-born talent and nurtured it into a first place spots at the regional track meet. This recognition propelled them forward and now they will compete in the State Track Meet to be held May 11-12 in Austin. Richards will be competing in the 100 meter dash and Liburd will be making the Triple Jump.
“It feels great to make it as a freshman,” Richards said.
According to head coach Keith Randle, these students have potential beyond their years, as most who make it to State are further along in their running careers.
“These two are great athletes with unlimited potential. They are just blessed with God-given talent,” Randle said.
The State Meet is a very competitive field, with the best athletes in the state all competing for the same title. Every runner wants to be on the medal stand; which is where Randle hopes to see Richards and Liburd. The two freshmen are on the same page as their coach and are excited to move forward.
“I want to be on the podium with a gold [medal] around my neck,” Liburd said.
These students have big dreams and Randle has high hopes for the two. With their coach believing in their talents, the two students know they have potential to go the distance on the track and in life.
“I hope to continue running track in college and maybe the Olympics,” Liburd said.