Boys and Girls Track Place Well at Metro’s


Earlier this week, both the girls and boys varsity track teams competed in the metro track meet. Many athletes placed and set new personal records. With the girls placing third in the meet, there were a few standouts. Girls varsity coach John Priester talked about how he felt the girls metro meet went.

“I think it went extremely well. I think all the girls really competed well and I think for as far as expectations going in I thought we could finish top five.”

Sophomore sprinter and jumper Lademi Davies who runs the 100, 200, and long jump had an outstanding performance at the metro meet. She placed in all of her events, as she ran a 12.14 in the 100 meter dash and a 24.85 in the 200 meter dash, resulting in the first place. To add on to those outstanding performances, she also placed first in the long jump event. Davies talks about her performance at the metro meet and how it felt.

“God’s been so good this entire season, and I’ve learned so much from my coaches and the girls on the team. The successes at the Metro felt like the culmination of all of that.” Davies said, “It’s been great to finally have a season and improve with the team over the course of it, and having such a great meet capped everything off really well.”  

With the boys placing 12th in the metro meet, the team had some great performances especially out at the throwing events, including senior Cade Haberman placing fourth overall in the shot put event. Boys head coach Justin Haberman talked about how he felt the meet went as a whole.

“We had some great performances out of a few guys and we had some performances we would like to improve on.” Haberman says, “It’s hard to go out everyday and run your best time ever, it takes some work and determination.”

Sophomore sprinter Wesley Okafor, who ran the 4×1 and 4×4, expressed how he felt the metro meet went and what he took out of it. 

“Metros was very eye opening, there are tons of great athletes in the metro area, “ Okafor continues, “I didn’t perform as good as I wanted to but all meets before districts is a big preliminary,” Okafor said. “I’m hoping to run well and make state

Both the boys and girls teams look on to districts, both looking forward to sending athletes to the state meet in addition to having a good showing.