JH Track


Seventh grader Chevy Wallace jumps over hurdles in race

Kori Keeter, Reporter

DISTRICT: At the district meet in Nocona, the seventh grade girls placed fourth, the seventh grade boys placed sixth, the eighth grade girls placed fifth and the eighth grade boys placed fifth.
PREVIOUS MEETS: At the Archer City meet, the seventh grade girls placed second, the seventh grade boys placed fourth, the eighth grade girls placed fourth and the eighth grade boys placed fourth.
BRIGHT SPOTS: Coach Whitney Coles said she has enjoyed the season.
“The junior high groups are so much fun and they bring a great attitude every day,” Coles said. “It makes it so joyful to start the day with such a hard working group.”
Eighth grader Cy Wooldridge said he enjoys hanging out with his friends on the bus rides.
“We have a compatible team and get along pretty well,” Wooldridge said.
Eighth grader Brilee Canada added that the girls team also gets along well.
“We are all friends and it makes us want to work harder to benefit our teammates around us,” Canada said. “I enjoy being around everybody at the track meets.”
INSIDE SCOOP: Canada said the team has been working hard to prepare for district.
“We practice every morning,” Canada said. “It isn’t always fun in the moment but it pays off at the meets.”
WEAKNESS: Seventh grader Whit Parkey said the team struggles to follow directions.
“A lot of us need to get better at paying attention when the coaches are giving directions or are talking to us about something important,” Parkey said.
STRENGTH: Coles said the teams’ strength is their ability to try something new and try their best with a good attitude.
“If you don’t have athletes who are willing to do whatever it takes for the team, you won’t be successful,” Coles said. “I’m so thankful that the junior high athletes are willing to step out of their comfort zones and attack whatever event they’re assigned to that week.”