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Thursday, April 20th, the Walnut Grove HS Track and Field team finished their regional season. The girls team overall scored a 40, and the boys team scored a 69‒7th and 6th respectively.
by Ashlynn Stewart
Thursday, April 20th, the Walnut Grove HS Track and Field team finished their regional season. The girls team overall scored a 40, and the boys team scored a 69‒7th and 6th respectively. The team will now be moving on to the AAAA Sectional meet, which will be held on May 6th. All participating runners have a lot to look forward to, and some intimidating competition; however, our warriors are also some fierce contenders.
For sectionals, the team will be focusing more on relays than the individual racing. “We have a better shot at making state with our relays than individual races if that makes sense,” Coach Abner commented. “My hope is for our athletes to compete at the sectional meet and get top 8 in their events so they can make it to state and represent WG at the state meet.” For the past five years, WG has been to the state meet. It’s a very large expectation for the upcoming Sectionals, especially for those experiencing their last season.
“These athletes know what to expect from their experiences from years past,” Abner states confidently when asked about his senior athletes. “They know what's on the line. These seniors are writing their last chapter of their track career. These seniors are committed and determined athletes that will be successful in their next chapter of life.” Whether these athletes have been running before high school, since the beginning of high school, or only the past couple of years. Senior year for any athlete is monumental.
To all Senior athletes running in Sectionals this year, know that we, WGHS, were proud to have you on our team and are sad to be losing you.
Alex Kinley is a 300m Hurdle runner for WGHS. As a senior this is his last year. “I’m very nervous,” he commented. “I’m hoping to get a new PR and to make it to state.” Alex’s current personal record for the 300m hurdle is a 0:42.53, one of the fastest of the season in this race. He managed to achieve this during the GHSA 4A- Region 8 Prelims. “I have two words for my teammates: Go Warriors!”
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