Track competes in Windsor

Eaton competes against 37 teams at first meet

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Katie Gomez and Blake Hays

Track season has officially begun at EHS. The first meet, the Murray Kula Invitational, was Saturday, March 19. The meet was held at Windsor High school and lasted almost nine hours due to the number of athletes competing. After preparing for two weeks, runners went up against windy conditions during the meet. Since it was the first meet of the season, most runners are still adjusting to the competitive environment. Allyson Weichel (22) said, “I am excited for the bigger meets and I think that the greater competition will help the team do better overall. I think it’s going to be really good.” As the season continues, everyone will continue to improve their skills. 

At the meet, a lot of athletes set personal records (PRs). Ainslie Ross (23) thought the meet went really well. Ross said, “It was a really good first track meet compared to other seasons because everyone does what we’re supposed to and everyone has a really good work ethic and mentality. We did really good as a team.” Although the meet went well, the team did face some challenges. Ross said, “One of the challenges was how many teams were there and how the other schools were 4A and 5A, so it was more competition than the 3A schools we saw last year. I think it was good for us and we handled it really well.” Even with challenging competition, the athletes pushed on through the meet.

 For senior and team captain, Allyson Weichel, the competition was a breeze. Weichel placed first overall in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.75 seconds and sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.11 seconds. Junior Dakota Braucher (23) competed against almost 60 boys and placed nineth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.74 seconds. Zac Grable (23) jumped into fourth place during high jump with 6-00.00 feet and seventh in the triple jump with 40-04.00 feet. In the girl’s high jump, Ainslie Ross placed nineth with a 4-08.00 feet. Kaiya Sinkler (23) placed eighth in the girl’s pole vault with an 8-00.00 feet. Track has kicked off the season with a great start full of PRs and good attitudes.