Boys track wins first at invitational


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Senior Connor Johnson takes handoff from Xavier Camper.


The boys track is pushing through the season starting off with a second place at indoor conference and many runners and fielders hitting PRs.

The team recently just took first place at the Grant Invitational and only lost one dual meet to Central. The boys track team is working hard and improving overall heading into Sectionals and State. 

“We did really well at indoor conference. During the indoor season, we took second as a team overall. Just behind Central, which has been a track powerhouse for a while, coming second to them is kind of okay and we are starting to close that gap which is a positive,” said head boys track coach Tyler Woolard.

Many Knights set goals before the season to get better personally and make North track better overall. Most athletes in track ran indoor track to prepare for the spring outdoor season, with long distance runners logging lots of miles to keep up with times and setting time goals and competition goals. 

“A goal would be to run a sub four minute and thirty second mile, but a goal I would like to achieve is to make it to State… Qualifying for distance night and being able to run at distance night because it was just an awesome experience, and I was able to PR in the mile,” said senior Armani Diaz. 

North runners and fielders also feel the pressure of being nervous, like most other athletes and students in general. Whether it be a be game a, a big test that is coming up, big project, most students feel nerves at some point, and boys in track fight these nerves before competing. 

“I do. I get very nervous; I go to the bathroom four times. My heart just starts racing, trying to control my breathing too, because like whenever I am about to go run, it all just stops. I am no longer nervous, and I get into it,” said senior Tristan Ramsey. 

DeAndre Neely broke a school record in triple jump jumping a whopping forty-two feet and seven inches. Tristan Ramsey made a personal best in the one hundred with a time of eleven seconds five milliseconds and in the two hundred with a time of twenty-three seconds fourteen milliseconds. Armani Diaz beat his personal bests in the sixteen hundred with a time of four minutes and thirty three seconds and in the eight hundred with a time of two minutes and two seconds.