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A Relay of Relays

Track and Field starts off the season

by Rebekah Hui, Staff Writer

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On February 16, Leander hosted the Lion Relays, which was the first meet of the season. varsity men scored 7th place and varsity women came in 4th. Our junior varsity men and women came in 3rd a nd 8th respectively.

“I think our team has been doing really well, because most of our team gets along really well,” junior Alexandria Pena said. “Some highlights are our new banners that we have never gotten in past years and a lot of people are breaking their personal records pretty much every meet.”

We always bring good competition for other teams, and I definitely can see some of our athletes making it to regionals this year!”

— Elyse Darling

The following Thursday, Track and Field athletes travelled to Vandegrift for Viper Relays. Although field events were cancelled due to rainy weather, runners continued to compete. Varsity men and women scored 5th and 2nd respectively, and junior varsity men and women both came in 2nd.

“[Our] team continues to get better every meet,” junior Elyse Darling said. “We always bring good competition for other teams, and I definitely can see some of our athletes making it to regionals this year!”

Last week, on March 1st, Lions competed in Hutto at the Hippo Relays. Varsity men placed 7th with 49 points and women won 3rd with 105.5 points. Junior Varsity men scored 2nd with 90 points and women came in 4th.

Tomorrow, on March 9th, varsity and junior varsity competes at McNeil in the Maverick Relays.

“Our team has done really great and I expect us to be big winners at district,” junior Emily Smithson said. “ I did really good last meet. I PR’d in both of my events.”

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