Six relay teams and a total of twenty-six athletes from the Trooper track are on their way to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the Area track meet after having qualified last week, April 13th to April 15th. They will be competing against other schools in an effort to qualify for the regional competition.
Head coach Michael McLain and his team had a great track season, placing high among other schools in the city.
"The season went very well," said McLain. "The girls finished as second best in the city and the boys finished as the fourth best."
Junior Bryson Cuellar is proud of how his team took on the 2016 track season.
"There was a lot of talent to be found on the team and everyone stepped it up this year in an effort to break their personal records," said Cuellar.
Varsity track runner Austin McBain is content with how their qualifying meet went.
"We had some tough competition this year but our team came together and we all put our hearts into it," McBain said.
Senior Erin Portillo is both happy with how he season went, and sad that this is the end of his high school track career.
"This had to be one of the best years of my track career, but it's a bittersweet feeling of running my last season," Portillo said.
Assistant Coach Jimmy Ayala has high hopes for the athletes competing at area.
"We have high expectations for all of our kids. We know that there's going to be some good competition, but I think that we're going to do well and hopefully make it to regionals," Ayala said.
The Area meet will be on April 22nd at Lowrey Field Stadium.