The boy’s track team is running along


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The Edmond Memorial Boy’s track team has been working very hard to prepare for their state competition this weekend.

Lathan Pearce, Staff Writer

 Edmond Memorial’s High School Boy’s Track Team is on track to meet their three annual goals: win conference, win regionals and then win state. These goals are met one day at a time with all the runners making daily progress throughout the season.

The boy’s track team has very high expectations for one another but has done a great job constantly meeting these expectations.

They have been regularly dominant throughout the regular season. Coach Chris Lowrey attributes this excellence to how hard the athletes work and how well they compete. At the recent Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet the team placed second.

“Seeing athletes do what they don’t think they are capable of doing after hard practice and training they are able to go even beyond what they thought they were capable of,” Lowery said.

There are many things Lowrey has to be proud of. His hardworking team has always lived up to the high standards put forth by running track at Memorial, but if there’s one thing that makes coaching track all worth it is the dedication his team put into it. One of the best parts of the track team is that the members are very close to one another. The team has become a second family for many of the runners. 

“These boys help provide guidance and leadership that people sometimes need. and I wouldn’t trade them for anything,” member Colton Guthery said.

There are many obstacles for the track team to overcome, such as the hard workouts they go through every day or puking before matches become a common occurrence. However, the track team still has clearly overcome these obstacles and has their eyes on the prize. 

“My largest obstacle was running consistent times at meets, but seeing my times drop keeps pushing me to improve and help my team win state,” runner Senior Max Collins said. 

Currently, the track team is preparing for State in Ardmore, Oklahoma on May 13. So come out to support the boy’s track team.

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