Four student athletes to compete at regionals

Four individual students are heading to regionals for a variety of events. After putting in a lot of work into practice, these athletes can say that they are proud of their work.

Freshman Nazzio Jack John wins a nailbiter at area, qualifying for region in the 100 meter race. Photo by Allison Boerger

Having nearly broken a record at district, Kiana Gasque placed in two different events at area, qualifying her for regionals.

Sophomore Rashod Owens placed fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 43 ft and 8 3/4 inches.

“I feel very confident and prepared [for regionals] because this is another chance for me to go to state.” Owens said.

Freshman Moise Fokomla placed third in long jump with a distance of 22ft and 7 inches.

“I feel like I’ve been doing good because I’ve improved since last year.” said Moise Fokomla, a freshman. “Last year, I couldn’t make it to regionals because I got injured so I fell short, but this year I have a chance and I’m pretty proud of that.”

Nazzio Jack-John, a freshman, set two records and was named Express News Athlete of the Week, and he placed 1st in both the 100 and 200 m with times of 10.9 s and 21.53 s respectively.

“I feel like I’ve done really good for being a freshman, and I know that if I can run my hardest, I’ll make it to state.” said Nazzio. “When it really comes down to it, I work on my speed so I can maintain and relax so I don’t fall short and lose the race.”

About AJ Ballard

My name is Aryana, although I go by AJ. I am a senior and I took Journalism because I love writing. I hope to write about topics that get people thinking, regardless of what said topics are. I want to go to college after high school, and hopefully I can study to be a teacher.
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