Redhawks on track for success


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After taking the UIL 5A state boys’ title last year, the track team heads out of the area competition Thursday looking back on last year’s memories. For some, this will be the last time they compete.

Kaden Groom, Sports Reporter

The race to state continues for several Redhawks after they advanced from Thursday’s area meet at Princeton High School

The Redhawks boys’ finished 4th overall, with the 4×100 and 4×400 advancing to the regional finals for relays.

In individual events senior Cameron Wooley advanced in the 400, senior Chris Johnson in long jump, senior Sam Wenaas in discus, senior Chika Ugoh in shot, and junior Ryan Stulting in discus. 

“It feels good to be going to regionals,” Ugoh said. “Especially because I felt like I should’ve been there last year but underperformed in area. To get that image out of my head and have a chance to go to state feels great to me.”

The Redhawks girls finished 7th overall with the 4×100 and 4×200 relays advancing to regionals.

In individual events, junior Ivana Odonkor advanced in the 400, with junior Isabella Copeland advancing in the triple jump.

“It feels good!” Copeland said. “I’m super focused and ready to compete. I’ve trusted the process and it paid off but this is just the start.”