Area middle schools spring into track season

The girls start the 400 meter dash during last week’s track meet at Carver High School.

Area middle schools spring into track season
April 06
05:35 2017

Photo by Timothy Ramsey



Outdoor track season is upon us.  For the middle schools in the Forsyth county area, last week was the first time many of the schools had the opportunity to see if their off season workouts and practice will pay dividends.

Wednesday, March 29, marked the first track meet for Philo Hill, Mineral Springs and Winston-Salem Prep middle schools.  All coaches and athletes were interested to see how they would fare against an opponent.

With it being so early in the season, many of the coaches were using this meet more as a learning experience.

“This was our first track meet and we were inexperienced but they did a really good job for their first time coming out,” said Carlos Torian, Winston-Salem Prep’s head coach.  “We don’t really have a track at our school, so for their first or second time actually running in lanes they did a great job.”

“On the boys side, Nathan Cathcart did really well in the 100 and 200.  He knew coming in that he wanted to do well and he did.  He came out and owned each event.  For the girls, I was pleased with Jayla Williams because she was sluggish in practice but really showed up today.”

Torian says not all team members were able to make it to the meet at Carver High School last Wednesday.  He says he knows the members who were able to make it will let the absentee teammates know how the meet went and will encourage them to come out and do the same next week.

Philo Hill boys head coach, Malcolm Dixon, said for the first meet he was pleased with the effort and performance of his team.  He says many of his team members are running track for the first time so he thought they did “exceptionally well.”

“You know for most of my team to have never run track before they all stepped up to the plate,” Dixon said. “They did what we asked them to do and I am very proud of all of them.  I think this will give them a lot of momentum going forward and increases the competitive nature they already have.”

The girls fight for position during the last few meters of the 800.

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