Small runners make great strides

Krysten R. & Cayson H., writers

This year’s track season is off to a great start. With strong relay teams– both boys and girls– are getting 1st and 2nd for all meets so far.

And the track team is working hard to do well at district.

“The hardest part about track is probably coordinating your steps,” said 7th-grader Ryann Allison, who almost beat the school record for 110m hurdles and is still chasing the record.

Eighth grader Ainsley Eis said, “My goal is to win district and to retire the baton.”

“Retiring the baton” means beating the record and winning district.

Walker Demedeiros, 7th grade, said, “The hardest part of track is losing your mark and scratching when you jump.”

Others feel that track is more than just the winning.

“I love it, it’s a brotherhood,” said 8th-grader Derrick Cardenas.

Being on the relay team is something difficult to be on and takes a lot of hard work.

Last track meet was a pre-district meet, and girls relay team is still undefeated. Boys placed second.

Coming up in the last week of April is the two-day District track meet, and it will be the most intense meet of the season.

Come support Small MS athletes at Burger Stadium next Wednesday and Thursday evenings. (photos by Sharon T.)