Last year, our 4x800m girls team (Elsie Wilbanks, Catherine Grisham, Andi Kate Holley and Emma Hall) won the State Championship and set a school record of 10:34. Our 4x800m boys team (Clark Carmichiel, Ross Evans, Sam Evans and Parker LeGoff) finished second at State, just .17 seconds shy of first place and set a school and State records.
The following athletes also went to State: Pierce Peterson and Briley Briggs (pole vaulters); Jack Gibson (pole vaulter) won silver; Ricardo Venegas (3200m) won 4th place; Clark Carmichiel (4x800m, 400m, 4x400m); and Emma Hall (4x800m, 1600m, 800m).
“This year my expectations are very high,” said Head Coach Luke Hatcher. “We have added Coach Ryan Summers who has helped coach many teams to State Championships. We are bringing back a core boys sprinting group in the 100, 200, 4x100, and 4x200. We are also bringing back both the 4x800m relay squads that made big impacts at State last year. Also, our pole vaulting crew is bringing back everyone so I look for more success from them this year. From sprints to jumps to throws to distance, we should have some great athletes see success in their events.”