RHS track opened its season with a friendly unscored indoor meet with guests Mt. Vernon, Seton Catholic, and Union City. As an unscored meet, there were no placings or times to report.
“There was a lot to like about what we saw tonight,” said Coach Lambright. “There’s a lot of speed on the boys side. The girls had a great showing, too, although some injuries meant we didn’t see some of our key athletes in action tonight.”
“With the start of the track season our expectations for our kids were optimistic,” said Coach A. Wysong. “With the loss of three key athletes (seniors), we were pleasantly surprised with the athletes who took the initiative to work extra hard and fill the shoes of some throwers. All four girls throwers had an excellent start to the season. First time thrower Taylor Burden (senior) had some great throws at her first meet. Returning for her second season Lauren Carr (sophomore) showed the newcomers great consistency in her form and throws. Coach Wysong and I are looking forward to watching the growth our girl throwers will make this season.”
“We had some nice surprises and saw some areas where we need some work,” said Coach Douglas. “That’s exactly what this meet is supposed to show us, so it was a good night.”
“Some spotlights for the boys included Hunter Burden (sophomore) with a great start to the season with two throws at 33 feet. Jacob Sorenson (freshman) showed us what can happen when hard work and consistency are combined,” Coach A. Wysong continued. “Sorenson had an awesome throw of 29 feet, which is a great start for a freshman. We are excited to watch the season unfold.”
“I was particularly happy with how some of our new high jumpers performed tonight,” said Coach Goodwin. “Our boys exceeded expectations, and Riley Austin did really well for us tonight.”
Richmond Track returns to home indoor action on Thursday, March 8th at 5:30 PM in Tiernan Center against Franklin County and Seton Catholic.