All Comes To An End
With the season coming to a close it was hard to see all the seniors leave. The season did not go in dread though. As a whole, the team grew stronger together and pushed each other making each other accomplish things they never thought they would be able to. As the season ended, Coach Barger said, “Our track program took another leap forward from last year. We broke three records with Carter Wagner in the high jump, Ava Markley in the Triple Jump, and Tyler Kiser in the Javelin. We also increased our number of state qualifiers from a year ago. With a good majority of qualifiers coming back next year with state experience, we have to find a way to put points on the board. Our coaches are already talking about how we can get better for next year. So when that happens, our athletes will see that and will respond in a positive way. Being the coach of these young men and women was easy but when they were pushed to their fullest potential they were able to subdue anything and take on the challenge in their path”. Two of our seniors had some final words to say on the season starting with the State Champion in the triple jump, Carter Wagner. “I feel like we started off strong the first couple meets of the year, but toward the middle of the season we had some injuries and some performance issues, but we overcame the problems. It wasn't easy but it had to be done and we really picked it up the last three meets of the season. Success isn't measured by the individual but by the team.” State placer Jillian Rockley said, “I think we grew a lot as a team and pushed together to make it a good environment! We had a lot of people qualify for state and overall had a very successful season in my opinion”. Although the season is over and the loss of numbers from this year’s graduating seniors will hurt next season, it will be a very optimistic year for the Rocket track team. I believe no matter what or who is there anything will be able to be accomplished.