Congratulations to the Boys and Girls indoor track teams for another great year. Both teams competed in the regional tournament and had exceptional performances. The girls team finished in 11th place but had some great individual efforts.
After losing many four-year varsity runners to graduation the year prior, there was much speculation if track could continue its high level of success.
Senior, Serena Harrison led the girls team placing first in the girls 300-meter dash, with a new regional record time of 40.55 seconds. Harrison also placed second in the girls 55-meter dash, running it in 7.3 seconds.
Another notable performance from the girls was Freshman Alyssa’s Forresters 2:39.28 finish in the Girls 800-meter run, where she finished in 11th place.
For the Boys, they finished in 12th place with impressive solo feats of their own. The team was led by Junior, Mason Minus, who placed fifth in the 800-meter run, with a time of 2:04:47.
Other notable performances occurred in the Boys 500-meter run where Joshua Mims ran a 1:10:08 and placed 6th and Derek Martin placed 10th running a 1:11:51. The Boys 4×200 team placed 6th with a time of 1:37.18. The group featured: Sophomore Ben La; Senior, Derek Martin; Junior, Carl Jackson, and Junior, Joshua Mims.
Both the Boys and Girls teams had State Qualifiers for their respective events. From the girls, Serena Harrison qualified for the 55-meter dash and the 300-meter dash. For the boys, Mason Minus qualified for the 800-meter dash. Both had solid performances in their State Championship Events as they represented Blake proudly. We expect more future success as the outdoor season is on the horizon.