Lions Do Well at State Track Meet, and Kelcie Robertson Wins the Pole Vault
by Jonathen Bowersox
On May 25th and May 28th the Walkersville Lions girls and boys track teams went to states to try and win medals in the team competition and individual races that they qualified in.
The Thursday meet was somewhat of a bust because of the rain that came in the second half of the day. They were still able to fit in a couple of races that day. “The rain on Thursday was unfortunate but the races were very good. I ran the 4×800 and gained so much experience because this was my first time going to states for outdoor track and I am also so proud of my teammates for being qualified in most of the races for track. This is such an accomplishment for our team just goes to show how much better we can get cause we improved a lot from Thursday to Saturday” said sophomore Mara Leuciuc.
Saturday was the second day of the meet and was where people would get their medals and places overall. The girls team got 6th place overall out of 32 schools. The boys team got 21st place overall. “I was really happy with our second in the 4×1 and third in the 4×2 because we lost one of our best runners due to injury so that outcome was great due to the situation.” said senior Emma Crouch
The Lions didn’t leave empty handed though with sophomore Chidera Ogwulu, senior Emma Crouch, sophomore Ayanna Hill, and Kasie Ogwulu winning a bronze medal in 4×2 and a silver medal in the 4×1 relay. “I think that my relay team did really good. We are third in the state for the 4×2 and second for the 4×1. Overall I think I did good but I can always do better. I’m proud of my team and how good we did” said Ogwulu.
The Lions also had one state champion, as Kelcie Robertson won the pole vault with a jump of 11 feet nine inches!
The Walkersville track team have a good, young, and more experienced team than before and next season they are looking to do great thing and be even better than before.