Successful track season spirals downward at state

By Taylor LaTray Posted May 22, 2013

Friday, May 17, the Lowry track team began their competition for the title of state champions in Las Vegas for the state championships. Ten individuals traveled to Silverado High School.

The heat put the competitors from Lowry at a disadvantage, where they were unable to adapt and it seems their energy was drained. The athletes didn’t have such a successful meet with the highest place being sixth. The sprinters took eighth place and seventh place in their events; all of them running at slower times than in previous meets.

For the high jumpers, it was the same story, rather than reaching an all-time high, the jumpers were unable to even clear their normal heights and also placed seventh and eighth. The throwers did not excel, but Sergio Castenaeda placed the highest for Lowry.

With only a few track athletes graduating this year, Coach Kristy Brinkerhoff stated her hopes for next year.

“We are losing few athletes this year and only one sprinter, so if the athletes work hard we can possibly expect a few championships next year,” said Brinkerhoff.