North Forsyth Varsity Track takes Tenth Place at the Lambert Stampede


Running his last event, freshman Brock Casey relentlessly carried through his final laps in the 3200 meter run finishing the race at 11:05.

Consisting of 18 events, the track girls and boys fall tenth place at the seventh annual Longhorn Stampede. Separately, the varsity boys team placed 12th, and the varsity girls took 11th. The “Longhorn Stampede” is just a fancy nickname Lambert has given their meet. The meet began early March 7, starting out with field events such as long jumps and discus, and the running events followed shortly after. During all running events, the girls ran before the boys, and the fastest heats came before the slower ones. 


The athletes that ranked in the top five for the boys and girls field events are as follows:


Boys High Jump: Donnie McCook (fourth place)

Girls Long Jump: Ariana Taylor (third place)

Boys Discus Throw: Grant Lively (third place)

Girls Triple Jump: Ariana Taylor (first place)

Girls Shot Put: Sofiia Derkach (fourth place)


The athletes that ranked in the top five for the boys and girls running events are as follows:


Boys One Mile: Caleb Hall (second place)

Girls 4×800 Meter Relay: Bella Courtney, Elizabeth Mcminn, Malena Martin, Olivia Williams (first place)

Boys 100 Meter Dash: Nicky Dalmolin (second place)


With no background track experience, freshman Alexis Monroe came into her first season full of excitement, and the season so far has not disappointed her. She plans to continue track in her high school years. At this meet, Monroe ran the 4×100 relay, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 4×400 relay. 


“I think I did a lot better performance-wise,” Alexis Monroe said. “I know I have gotten faster since the beginning of the year.”


Not only will this benefit her in track, but this will also help her in softball where she plays both junior varsity and varsity. Two of the four events she raced were relays. In her first relay, Alexis Monroe ran with Lauren Fields, Emma Claire Seaney and JoAnn Lewis. In her second event, Monroe raced with the same two girls, but instead of Seaney, Elizabeth Mcminn ran.


“Running with your best friends is awesome. Everyone is super supportive of each other, and everyone is understanding,” described Monroe. “We work pretty well together because we are really competitive and want to win.”


There are many more races to come! They still put in a tremendous amount of effort into their practices in the hope they will race better next time.

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