This year’s state meet yielded some of the fastest times in state history as we watched both the boys and girls KHSAA State 100 meter dash records get crushed, as well as the 200 meter dash! With great weather and great performances, it’s the greatest day of the track season. Being able to qualify for this meet at this level is a special honor rooted in hard work and determination. While our performances were just shy of personal and season bests, our Lady Camels achieved some of their higher marks for the year.
Going into the season, in our team meeting, we set the goal of top 10 at state. Yesterday we were 18 points from that goal, finishing 33rd of 41 scoring teams (at least 70 teams represented, but not all scoring). When only 18 points knocks you 23 places from your goal, half an inch drops you three places, and one second pushes you from 2nd to 5th, you know that you are among the best. The AAA state meet is the most intense meet in the state, so scoring on any level is a feat.
Our Senior leaders stepped up with poise and control as the team warmed up yesterday. All of them had been to the state meet before, and that experience was evident. This has been a special Senior group. These ladies have led by quiet example, constant work ethic, reliable focus, integrity, humility, and grit–day after day after day. If our underclassmen have learned from this example, our team will be making great strides next year!
800 Meter run
400 Meter Dash
Official results: https://khsaa.org/track/2019/class3adetailed.htm
Toni is the Cross Country and girls Track & Field coach.
Connect with Toni at firstname.lastname@example.org