Boys track places second at districts and qualifies six athletes for state May 22.

Owen Halstead

After winning the GAC championship and districts, May 22 boys track placed second at districts and qualified six athletes and three alternates to state. The girls team qualified four athletes to state.

“The atmosphere was very exciting, everyone knew how big of a meet it was,” senior Lily Figgins said.

Continuing the trend of breaking school records, the team managed to break three school records during the meet, with the boys 4×100-meter and 4×200-meter teams breaking their own school record for the third time, and junior TJ Houston managed to set a new mark in the triple jump.

Seniors Bryce Kazmaier and Mason Brock also qualified to state. Brock placed first in javelin and discus, and second in shot-put, while Kazmaier finished second in javelin, third in the 100-meter hurdles, and fourth in pole vault and the 300-meter hurdles.

The boys 4×400 also improved their time by three seconds.  

“I had to go out as fast as possible in hurdles because I knew it was a close race to get to state,” Figgins said. “I was able to set a personal record by a foot in the triple jump. Even though I wasn’t able to get to state, I still think I performed really well.”

The team competed at state May 27, and the boys team finished second in Class 5.