Girls track looks to advance individuals to State competition


Girls track is rounding off a successful season with multiple school record holders, all-conference athletes and hopefully, State qualifiers at Sectionals next week.
The track team has been optimistic all season, finally manifesting in success at Conference.
“There were so many medals to pass out! Conference could not have gone better. Many of our girls went all-conference and our JV line-up came really close to varsity times. I am so hopeful for their future track and field career,” said senior Jacque Garza.
Although the school year is ending, track is just getting started. Most of the girls expect to participate in some sort of post-season competition.
“Sierra Herrington will most definitely be at State this year for vaulting. Caroline Riss is so close to making it in the 800m and the 1600m. She currently holds the record in both of those events. Kelli Tosic is another distance girl that is a State hopeful, and she’s only a freshman,” Garza said.
The girls have been working all season to meet their goals for the year.
“I met my goal at Conference. Coming back from an injury that kept me out for half of the season, I was able to go sub 2:30 in my 800m relay! For Sectionals, I plan on running a career best to close out my track season as a high school athlete,” Garza said.
Since the team is young, expectations varied, but the team broke barriers and expectations for this season.
“Track has progressed a lot over the years, and I think this year has been our best yet. We have a young team, but we still manage to place well in every meet, defying expectations along the way,” said senior Sierra Herrington.
For team members, individual goals were almost as important as team goals.
“I am personally hoping to make it down to State and place this year, but you never know. I just want to end my senior season with a good meet where I leave it all on the track,” Herrington said.