THS track races towards improvement
The THS track team continues to improve with each passing day.
“We’re really happy with the team, everyone is turning in personal best times each week. We are a young team, and I’m really impressed with this group,” said Coach Kevin Coleman.
In last weekend’s Carson Invitational meet, senior Cassy Wilson set a new THS record. After borrowing a pole from a coach of another high school team, Wilson became the first female pole-vaulter ever at THS. “It was her first time vaulting. After practicing for a half an hour she took third. She cleared a bar at seven feet. It was really fun to watch,” Coleman said. Wilson has also been a big asset to the team in the 100-meter relay and the 100- and 300-meter hurtles.
Sophomore Jacqueline Diaz has turned in impressive performances in the high jump as well as the 400-meter relay with teammates Brie LeDain, a junior, junior Jessica Hooper, and sophomore Misha Goodpaster. Goodpaster has also excelled at the open 400 meter.
For the boys’ team, senior Kyle Shane has consistently improved in the triple jump, the high jump, and the 400-meter relay.
“Shane has done really well in the open 400. He’s had some awesome performances were he comes on really strong,” Coleman said.
Junior Brian Irie-York has proved to be a real powerhouse in the mile. Freshman Mark Ochoa joins seniors Ryan Campbell, and Andrew Van Blarigan, as a strong competitor in the 800 meter.
The team will head to the Lowry Invitational Saturday in Winnemucca.
“We’re constantly improving, this weekend will give us a chance to do our best and hopefully qualify us for some fast heats the following weekend at the zones meet,” Coleman said.
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