Making Great Strides

by Brianna Acosta, Staff Writer

The boys track fought hard last week at the Texas Relays Rouse meet last week. Competition was fierce as some of the younger boys stepped up and ran for varsity. The team competed in the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 meter runs, and the 110 and 300 meter hurdles.  Senior Brian Baptiste placed fourth in the high jump.

“There was heavy competition at this meet,” Assistant Coach David Warehime said. “The boys tried their hardest and did great.”

Some of the older varsity members at the Texas Relays were making great accomplishments for their Leander. They competed in the 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400 meter relay and the long jump, shot put, discus, triple jump, and pole vault.

“I think we did a solid job,” Senior Martin Nwakamma said. “I ran a solid leg at the Texas relays.”

The girls track team placed 5th out of 24 teams at the meet that took place at Rouse this past weekend. The distance relay medley team of sophomore Rayanna Carter, Junior Erica Lavin, sophomore Lindsay Spitz, and sophomore Olufunmilayo Orekoya  had a 4:03.1 the fastest time of the season. Senior Katherine Strubel was 3rd athlete and sophomore Claire Crone was 6th athlete out of all the athletes from the 24 schools.

“The girls are doing great,” Coach Gigi Heermans said. “I am so excited for how the season has gone and how the great they can be at district next week.”

There is a meet this Thursday and there are high hopes for both the boys and girls track teams.

“Next week is district,” Heermans said. “that is the big competition.”

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