Varsity Track Team Races into 1st Place!

Christina PIerce, Staff Writer

On Friday March 23rd the Varsity Track team hosted a home meet. Seven schools attended the meet. The athletes were eager to run. The field was consumed with excitement and the bleachers were filled with spectators cheering as the runners raced by. At the end of the meet, both the ODA girls and boys earned first place.

Some highlights of the meet were Fred Porter (’12) receiving athlete of the meet for his performance in the 4X400 meter, 400 meter, 200 meter, and 100 meter. Ashtin Frank (’11) beat her personal pole-vaulting record of the season, increasing her vault from 7’6’’ to 9’6’’. The girls earned an impressive 122 points and the boys earned 111 points from the meet.

The Track team has two upcoming meets. The first meet is today at North Port High School and the second meet is the County Meet on April 5th at Booker High School. The District meet is on April 13th at Shorecrest Prep. The Track team is working hard in order to prepare for districts.

Congratulations to the ODA varsity track team for an awesome meet and good luck at today’s meet at North Port High School!