Two Redhawks on track for state


Danny Wariner

Track and field is state bound after 10 athletes competed in regionals, and two Redhawks qualifying for state. While not all Redhawks qualified, many athletes set personal records for themselves.

Addyson Schick, Assistant Sports Editor

10 track and field athletes set personal records at the 5A Regional II meet at UT Arlington on Friday and Saturday, with two Redhawks medaling high enough to continue their journey onto state.

Placing second in discus, senior Ryan Stulting is one of those advancing to state.

“I actually had no thoughts, to be honest,” Stulting said. “In the moment, I was running off pure adrenaline.“I ran to my dad and practically tackled him. Then went over and hugged my mom, who was in tears. I am very happy with how I competed and threw.

Placing second in triple jump, senior Isabella Copeland will also be advancing.

“I feel very good about my performance and pr’ing multiple times,” Copeland said. “I was very happy m hard work has continued to pay off. But its not over, and I still have a lot of work to do before I begin my college career.”

Although junior Jossiah Lewis’s season has come to an end, placing 5th in the 400m, he is optimistic as he has one more year to look forward to.

“I’m not upset because I know I have another season,” Lewis said. “I know next year I will do a lot better if I work more and put in more effort. I hope next year to make it further than I did this year.”