Girl’s track team shows early potential for season

With the change of the season, some high school sports change in their course of direction rather than disintegrating all together. Recently, girl’s track participated in their first outdoor meet of the season, the Joe Roberts Invitational.

“I thought it was good, everyone tried their hardest”, said junior Gracie Bogle.

While the meet served as a place for the girls to see where they are and set goals, some of the athletes showed a lot of promise for the remainder of the season.

“I feel like I did pretty well,” said sophomore Amanda Dillion. “It was a good opener for an outdoor meet in general.”

Dillion finished in first place in two events: the 200 meter dash at 25.46 seconds, and the 400 meter dash at 57.13 seconds. Combined, she scored 20 points for the team.

“My goals now are to train harder, run faster, and get better times,” said Dillion.

Another athlete to look out for this season is freshman Elise Reina who placed second in the 800 meter run at 2.23.29 seconds, and the 1600 meter run at 5.18.20. Elise is the younger sister of former girl’s track standout, Valerie Reina.

“She works hard every day and I think she’ll make a great addition to our team”, said Bogle.

Together, Dillion and Reina racked up over half of the 56 points that earned the team fourth place by the end of the day.