Track looks to improve leaps and bounds


Michael Martin

Racing out of the weekend, the Redhawk track team looks back reflecting on their last meet. Winning state in the 2021 season, this year’s team feels they have large shoes to fill.

Kaden Groom, Sports Reporter

Even though it was April Fools’ Day, the Redhawks track and field team had to stay serious, competing in the LoveJoy Invitational Meet on Friday.

The Redhawks hit the road early, departing from school at 6:20 a.m. for some athletes to be able to compete in field events which included shot put, high jump, long jump, and discus.

“Getting up that early doesn’t really affect me as much anymore like it did at the start of the season,” junior Johnathan Dupree said. “When you have been doing it for so long and have been taking care of your body you can perform no matter what time of day it is.”

For other athletes who were competing in running events, they had to wait a little longer. But the wait didn’t hurt the girls’ 4×100 relay team as they hit a new personal record at Lovejoy, running a 47.87, finishing fifth overall.

“We didn’t win the event, but I’m proud that we gave it our all which is shown by the new PR,” said junior Sydney Smoak. “For the future I want you to get faster so we can win the event so we just have to get back to work and keep improving.”