By Jolyn Garcia Posted April 17, 2013
Last Thursday the Buckaroos gathered at the Lowry track to help, compete, or just watch the first home meet of the season. This home meet was smaller than usual because of the fact that it was a JV meet. A smaller meet gives Lowry track members a better chance at beating other schools and athletes.
Sophomore Dani Ricker took first place in the 100-meter hurdles. Both the Lowry girls and boys 4×2 and 4×1 relay teams took first place on Thursday.
This year the sprinting section at Lowry is noticeably smaller than years previous.
“It is a lot smaller. There are barely any guys,” said sophomore Kelvin Meza, “This puts more stress on single athletes, but it also helps the faster people.”
On Saturday the varsity track team headed to Fernley for a meet. There were many different schools attending the meet; including some smaller schools that Lowry did not compete against last year.
“We [the Lowry relay team] did alright on Saturday,” commented Meza. “The wind was bad and messed with everyone’s events.”
Despite the smaller track team, Lowry is still among the schools that have the best throwers, pole vaulters, jumpers, and sprinters. This Saturday the Lowry track team will be traveling to Dayton.