Track places second and sixth at Gardner-Edgerton meet

The girls team took second and boys took sixth against 10 other schools

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

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The girls track team placed second and boys placed sixth at the meet at Gardner-Edgerton High School on Friday, April 27.

Senior Trey Callahan placed first in discus throw and second in shot put, and said that the good weather at the meet helped the team as a whole.

“I think the weather went well at the meet making everyone able to perform the best they [could] because these past few meets have not been great conditions to compete in,” Callahan said.

Since the start of the season, Callahan said he’s seen improvements in the team overall. Individually though, Callahan threw 53 feet in shot put at the meet, compared to his 48 feet at the beginning of the season.

“I’ve become a more knowledgeable person when it comes to the form of both [shot put and discus and] have gotten stronger since the beginning of the season,” Callahan said.

Senior Britton Nelson, who placed fifth in the 1600 meter run, achieved a personal record at the meet. According to Nelson, she wasn’t alone in achieving a personal record, and thought the team had “good competition that could push us to compete, so that’s why so many people were able to PR.”

Nelson said that the team plans to “keep working hard in practice these next few weeks so that everyone will be able to peak in postseason.” After postseason, she anticipates the state meet.

“My hopes, along with others, is that we can qualify a lot of runners for state since our regional this year is much easier than years past,” Nelson said. “Being able to do that, we could then have a good chance of placing as a team at state.”

Callahan agrees, and is optimistic about the team’s future.

“As a team, our hopes are just to get a podium spot,” Callahan said. “We have a good chance, we just got to hope everyone competes at the best of their ability.”

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