Girls’ claim district championship, track moves to Area


Provided by Khera Vay

The Redhawks track and field team soared at the District 10-5A meet, with dozens of competitors qualifying for the Area meet. The girls’ claimed the district championship on Thursday, scoring 154 points.

Haley Ward, Sports Editor

Redhawks track and field saw success at the District 10-5A meet on Wednesday and Thursday, with many athletes qualifying for the Area meet.  

“Districts went really well for me because I was pretty happy with my times and I gave it my all,” freshman Caitlyn Ruback said. “I was very satisfied with my results because as a team we were planning on getting 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the 1600 and 3200 meter race and we achieved that goal.”

The girls’ team secured the district championship with 154 points.

“The district meet went well; we were able to secure the district title for coach Vay,” senior Isabella Copeland said. “I’m very satisfied with my results. I made it in all four of my events, triple jump, long jump, 4×1 and 4×2.”

The boys saw a second place finish, scoring 100 points.

“It went good both teams executed and finished 1st and 2nd Overall in both divisions,” junior Damon Benson said. “I was satisfied by my team’s results qualifying for the 4×1 in the area meet.”

Senior Ryan Sulting earned gold with a first place finish in discus, but still aims for improvement at Area.

“The track meet went okay,” Stulting said. “I should’ve done better, however I still placed first. My teammates were incredibly supportive and it was still a very fun and good last district track meet. I was not at all satisfied with my results. I should’ve demolished my competitors completely and utterly. Instead I had very weak showing and put myself in a position where I could’ve gotten second. I am honestly very disappointed in myself and expect to do much better at Area.”

Junior Kayla Winter’s season ends here, but she is proud of what she has earned this year.

“The district meet went really well with girls winning first and boys second,” Winter said. “I wish the 4×4 qualified for Area, but I’m really proud of all our accomplishments this year and how the team did overall.”