Wylie Track Season Wraps Up


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Kyal Corbett, staff writer

After months of training and hard work, the track season for the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs has officially come to a close.

Before spring even arrived, the boys’ team was experiencing changes. Two of the three track coaches had retired the previous year, meaning new ones would be taking their place. Coaches Michael Elliot and Markelle Martin were given the position of head and assistant coaches respectively. Coach Elliot had been a track coach for decades, while Coach Martin started this year. Both did an outstanding job in preparing their athletes as the long season began.

However, after the first few weeks of practice, one could say the season started off on the wrong foot. The very first meet of the year was cancelled due to weather which cut down the number of guaranteed meets to five for both teams. Despite this shaky start, the athletes began improving steadily as the weeks went on. Dozens of medals were won per week by both teams, and the confidence of students and coaches alike began growing by the day. Soon, it would be time for district, and the bulldogs would have the chance to show their hometown crowd what they could do.

Both teams performed extremely well at district, and the Lady Bulldogs were the first place team. Multiple athletes advanced on to the area meet, which took place in Lubbock. Once again, both teams performed well, with several athletes advancing onto regionals, also in Lubbock. At the end of it all, sophomore India Maroney qualified for the state track meet in Austin for high jump. She ended up jumping a very impressive 5-4 at the meet and set a new school record.

Congratulations to the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs to an outstanding season!