Tracking Greatness

Boys and Girls Track Teams on the path to district relays


by Brianna Acosta

The Lady Lions track team won 1st place at the Vandergrift meet in the 400 relay with the team of Erica Lavin, Paige Ellison, Amanda Patek, and Fumi Orekoya. Placing first in the 800 relay was the team of Fumi Orekoya, Paige Ellison, Rayanna Carter, and Sasha Stinson. Winning first place in the mile relay was the team of Erica Lavin, Fumi Orekoya, Rayanna Carter, and Katherine Strubel.

Erica Lavin took home first in the 400 meters and Claire Crone took first in the 1600 meters. Sierra Nevels brought home the gold in pole vault.

The JV Lady Lions placed 3rd overall. Lindsey Spitz won first in the 800 and 400 meters. First in the mile relay was team of Olivia Wilbanks, Emily Hill, Sophia Merchant, and Lindsey Spitz. Maryn Brady won first in the triple jump.

Under the tutelage of Coach Pels, the boys track is a young team this year but has maintained some key seniors including Tony Alvarez. The boys placed 3rd at the Killeen meet two weeks ago.

The team is working really hard and it is showing at the meets. Austin Harrel, Mykeal Dawkins, Martin Nwakama, Tate Hancock, John Mowery, and Blake VandeWalle have been competing at a high level at the meets and scoring many points for the team. The team is getting better every week and are expecting to be peaking at district.