By Richard Hernandez
Going into the district meet the girl’s track team had one goal in mind, qualifying for region. And they did just that.
“They did awesome. They did everything we asked them to do,” Coach Kayla Cross said. “They qualified [a lot of] people to the regional meet, and they did their best at the meet.”
The track team qualified 11 athletes for the regional meet, with Tanesha Johnson, Octavia Pinckney, and Marissa PaoPao, walking out of the district tournament district champs in their events.
“It was super exciting,” junior Tanesha Johnson said. “I had never gotten first at districts.”
The team is using the time between the district and regional meet for the regional participants to have more time to prepare and perfect their event.
“I’m working harder at the hurdles. So my form will be flawless going into region,” sophomore Claudia Ellis said.
The team knows that their will be plenty of stiff competition at the regional meet, but the girls are ready to give it their all.
“The girls in our region are super fast, so I’m just trying to do my best,” Johnson added.
The regional meet will be held on May 2 and May 3, with the team ready for the competition.
“I feel that we have a equal shot at everything. Our girls are very talented. They are just going to have to try their best,” Cross added. “These girls have been working very hard and I couldn’t be more proud of them.”