Boys Track wins Regional and District Championships


Boys track celebrate their District and Regional wins. Photos by Kate Cassidy.

Boys track is nearing the end of a stunning season. They’ve already been crowned District and Regional Championships, and the team will close out their season on June 3 and 4 at the state championship at Liberty University. 


The team has shown many amazing performances this year. They have had great scores in many different events and meets. “We have talented athletes in all events: sprints, distance, jumps and throws, so we can score points in all areas,” Assistant Coach Amy Perkins said. 


The team has had success in all events at some point this year. The team is very close and leads to support from all the team members. “It’s really a great feeling especially when mixed with confidence and the feeling that my team has my back,” Senior Levi Desser said.


The Boys’ Track and Field won the Region 4C Championship on May 25 with a team score of 105 points. At the meet, several students became individual champions. Chase Kibble broke his school record in the discus, Ethan Stansbury placed in the 1600 meter, with the 4×400 meter relay of Nic Macchiarolo, Desser, Jason Guevara, Liam Pugh also placing.


Region runner-ups included Daniel Young in the shot, Jimmy Kibble in the 100 meter, and the 4×100 meter relay of Dean Morrad, Kibble, Pugh, and James Dick.  


Moving on to states are Tripp Elmore in the triple jump and high jump, Wes Celentano in the high jump, Macchiarolo in the 400 meter, Stansbury in the 800 meter, Kibble in the shot put, and Austin Goetsch in the long jump.


Being a tightly knit team and community has been a large part of their success this year. The close bonds between the members of the team have led to a large feeling of support for everyone. “The team is very close, everyone gets along well and the kids are all very supportive of one another,” Perkins said. “It was a total team effort to win the district and region championships.”


Support has inspired the team to be even more devoted to winning. “I also think that’s exactly what sets our track team from any other track team,” Desser said. “Our chemistry and connection beats any other school.”


The feeling of winning the District and Regional Championships has only inspired them even more. “Winning the district and regional championship was a great feeling but only motivated me to work even harder,” Desser said.


The energy is higher than ever and they’re are ready to give all they have left in the final meet of the season.This meet is their biggest one of the season,the state championship at Liberty University.