Track Goes For Another District Championship


Katelyn Tschoerner

Junior Eric Shine hands the baton off to senior Aries Ramos in the 4X100 meter relay race on Feb. 16.

Garrett Wilson, Reporter

Striving for greatness one step at a time, the track boys and girls team strives for their fourth district title.

The team had a practice meet at Vista Ridge on Feb. 8 just to get used to how the new team is going to perform. For their next meet at Round Rock on Mar. 3, the team practices hand offs for the relays, getting their footwork right for throwing the shot put or discus and perfecting the technique for the long and triple jump. Junior sprinter Eric Shine said it’s important being focused in practice and the meets.

“Practice helps us be prepared for the meets by giving us the opportunity to run through our team events and our individual events as well,” Shine said. “Being able to simulate the meets as best as possible is important and we do this by running against the JV.”

The track team will be traveling to multiple campuses throughout this year including Georgetown, Vandergrift and East View. The squad also have dedicated a great number of hours every day after school until 5 p.m. When the athletes are not competing in the meet, they usually bring a hackysack to just have fun. Senior Aries Ramos said having fun at the meets in between events is important.

“We all just try to keep the vibe up because all of the meets usually take about four hours,” Ramos said.

Cedar Park has claimed the district title two of the last three years. The team also has an history of getting a great time in the 4×100 meter race, including a district record time of 43.48 seconds at the Leander meet. Ramos and Shine, along with seniors Desmond Brink and Ibri Leal will strive for the Cedar Park record and the district record.

“Getting the district title will be an amazing feeling and for these seniors, it would mean a lot,” Ramos said.

To get connected to the track team and go to their next meet check out their schedule: