On the Fast Track
By: Jay Schrenker
Patriot Sports Media
This 2020 spring season has come up very fast and with that comes track. The head coach for boys is returning for another year of success, Coach Pitts, and with last year's district runner's up, the Pace girls track team led by head girls’ coach Jerad Dampson, we have a very exciting season ahead. First up is the boy’s team, which is looking very strong and with a lot of returning runners. Eddie Craig and Tyler Strain are two state-level sprinters looking to return to the state championship for both the 100m and 200m. Junior Francisco Ramirez is racing for an undefeated season until the regional meet and has already beat the school record in the 3200m he set last year. Kye Sessions is looking to set the state record in javelin, so we have a lot to look forward to for these returning track stars.
From the girls’ side, they do not have a lot of returning athletes but a lot of young blood potential. Gracie Coleman, a 9th grader, has jumped out in front of the pack to be first in 100 and 2nd in the team 200-time trials and Autumn Manor has come out strong in the 300H and the 400m dash, coming straight from a district title basketball season, she's is in shape and ready to roll. Also, Bailey Scott is looking strong for the 1600m and the 3200m runs. The team is full of young, unexplored potential but Coach Dampson is confident that after the learning curve, the Lady Patriot runners will find success. Distance captain Francisco Ramirez says, “We are aiming to win the district and bring the speed this season.” With such great aspirations and athletes there should be a lot of incredible things coming out of Pace track this season. Stay tuned for more updates and stories for Pace High track and field here on Patriot Sports Media and on all our social media.