Track and Field Athletes Compete at State


Photo By Julia Montgomery

Sophomore Casey Poe throws during a shot put competition.

Andrew Velarde, Managing Editor of Videography and Photography

The varsity track and field team competed at the state meet May 12 in Austin. Sophomore Casey Poe won the state championship for shot put and sophomore Colter Maya won second place in pole vaulting.

“Coach Rozell and I are very proud of these athletes,” coach Chad Cooper said. “They have worked very hard to get to this point and it’s awesome to see that hard work pay off.”

At the area track meet, the boys and girls qualified for the regional track meet with some of the runners and jumpers reaching first place.  At state, Baylee Daughtry competed in 300 Hurdles, Casey Poe competed in shot put, Isaac Pollard competed in the pole vault, Brett Maya competed in the 200 meter dash, and Colter Maya competed in the 400 meter dash.

“I am very excited about getting to go compete in Austin,” senior Issac Pollard said. “I had an amazing time competing and got to meet great people.”

In order to qualify for state, the students had to finish first or second at Regionals or be the best third place finisher across all four regions. 

“Being able to be a state champion is a wild achievement,” Poe said. “This was an amazing way to end my sophomore year, and I am ready to see what’s to come in the future years of high school.”