Track at Forsyth Country Day School
The Sabers had their first meet of the 2017 outdoor season on Tuesday, March 8th. The weather and their amazing work ethic for the two weeks before made for an incredible event! They fully entrusted their new coaching staff to take good care of them and give them the tools they needed to succeed.
This year’s coaching staff consists of Head Coach Lashawn Henighan, and Assistant Coaches Veronica Rodriguez, Derrick Burger, and Amber Monroe.
The meet wasn’t officially scored, but Assistant Coach Derrick Burger took time to score the final results of the meet. They are as follows:
Salem Academy 74.5
Forsyth Country Day School 59.5
High Point Christian 33
Greensboro Day School 18
Indeed, the girls made big waves for their first meet, and they didn’t even compete in all 20 eligible events. For the sprints, competing in the 200 meter dash, Jenae Edwards ran a winning time of 28.9 seconds. Just .8 seconds from qualifying for the state meet! Sounds promising, considering it’s the first meet. The team has an abundance of sprinters and they are all ready to do big things.
In the distance races, the 1600 meter run and the 3200 meter run, 4 strong competitors, Daniella Kapural, Lillian Giles, Ashley Hart, and Lexi Burger, held down four places to gain points and contribute to the team.
In her first meet and first time going over hurdles in a meet, Taylor Marshallwon the 100m High Hurdles. She definitely showed heart when it came to attacking each of the 10 obstacles in a way that she’d never been introduced to previously. In the 300m Intermediate Hurdles, Tiarra Georges, Kiya Norman, and Natalia Lindo all competed for the first time in the event, and placed in the top three, respectively!
The 4x400m relay didn’t disappoint, either. Made up of Taylor Marshall, Praise Idika, Alia Agee, and Favor Idika, this relay will be one to reckon with this year.
For throws, there is an abundance of throwers who are all ready to perform at a moment’s notice. Nine, to be exact. They are certainly disciplined. Uche Okoh won both the shot put and the discus, and is on her way to qualifying for the state meet in no time.
In the jumps, twins Favor Idika and Praise Idika both qualified for the state meet in the Triple Jump and the High Jump, respectively.
There’s so much to say about this team of 30+ young ladies. They are all eager, disciplined, and hard working and READY for this upcoming season. With a few minor adjustments here and there, this team is looking promising to vie for the TAC Conference Championships.