War Eagles Back On Track

The track and field team has had a bunch of success in recent years, with the girls’ team winning back to back titles and the boys capturing one last year in 4A. With many contributing seniors having graduated last year, the teams look to make this season one to remember.

The distance group is renowned for its annual dominance. Moving up to 6A, however, poses new challenges for the team as a whole.

According to distance coach Clark Rivers, “6A competition is stronger at the top, and the competition is deeper. Times that won the state championship last year almost certainly will not win this year and times that placed 8th (final scoring spot) at the state championship will not be in the top 8 this year.”

The track team just opened up their season with two separate meets with great season openers all around, ranging from the jumpers and sprinters to the distance group.

There are many more meets coming, including the Jerry Arnold Challenge on March 4, one of the biggest yearly meets in Georgia.

There is a lot of hope for this new team, after the small indoor season that took place. The team also contains a few record holders, such as sophomore Tommy Latham and senior JZ Achindu, who look to break their records, along with many other teammates who hope to go down in the record books