JV District Meet


Brianna O’Callaghan, Reporter

Freshman and Junior Varsity track members competed in district meet on April 1st, hitting several personal and district records. 

The district meet, held at Oak Ridge High school, started at 4:00 and lasted through the afternoon. Several students won top places in cometiting in the mile including Micah Parks, winning 3rd place.

It’s very nerve racking leading up to the race, and I normally feel drained, but the second the race starts it’s like down to business and you put it all out there,” junior Micah Parks said. “I actually feel more energized after the race in a sense like I’m exhausted but more awake.”

Being the last event for Junior Varsity members, this district meet became a working point and a “last hurrah” until next season. 

The most memorable part is taking pictures with my friends so we can remember our high school meets and breaking our personal records,” sophomore Lindsey Jahnke said.  

A week before the dJV istrict meet, Varsity competed at the CP Invite on March 27th. Junior Varsity train to accomplish personal and district records for their Varsity season. 

We broke the school record for girls 4×100 meter relay at the CP Invite,” junior Natalie Brynes said. “The previous time was 48.4 and our new record is 47.89. I wasn’t a part of the sprinters running but this record shows how much time and dedication that our team has put into this season.”

CP took winning places with Austin Meredith as 1st, Colby Hornbeck in 2nd, and Micah Parks in 3rd place. The next CP event will be for Varsity members at the Area Championships, while Junior Varsity waits for another season next year.  

I love the adrenaline that it gives me right before my race, allowing me to sort of get in the zone/a good racing mindset,” Brynes said. “The meet is especially meaningful because everyone is going out there with the goal of being their best self and gaining a new PR (personal record). It shows our character and how determined and dedicated all the athletes are.”