Track strides through season

Hunter Grona & Canaan Freeman | Sports Writers

The girl's track team dominated at the Alamo Relays and then went on to support the boys.

After an long two week break, the Johnson track and field team had an impressive showing Saturday, resulting in a second place finish for the boys and girls. The varsity track teams took their talents to the Alamo Relays, with highlights coming from junior Andres Salazar’s sub-50 400 meter, and junior Natalie Langan’s wide margined victories in both the 3200 meter and 1600 meter run.

“We worked hard, and with the help of teammates and coaches, I was able to accomplish my goal of a 49 second 400 meter,” Salazar said.

The field team had a good showing as well. Junior Erin Orozco took first in pole vault and silver in discus and junior Riley Caskey tied for second in the high jump, with a jump of five feet two inches. Both finishes helped the girls to their second place finish, three point ahead of Brandeis and Steele. Sophomore Elijah Lloyd also had an impressive meet taking second second place in the high jump, leaping 6 feet 2 inches.

“Getting good workouts in is important and staying conditioned, for our athletes to continue their success in the meets,” coach Mike Dutson said.

The Jags next meet is this coming weekend when they will run in the NEISD Invitational. The teams look to climb to the top of the standing, while preparing for the upcoming state meet.

“I’m not exactly sure what to expect because I haven’t been before, but it will be a lot of fun to race against the fastest people in the state,” Salazar said.


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