Track team finishes playoff run 2nd in district tournament

The track season is coming to the near end after the highly successful Gunston Hall Divisional Tournament and regional championship.
On Feb. 1 at the divisional tournament, AHS took first place in the boys 3200 meter run, girls 1000 meter run, girls 55 meter hurdles finals and prelims.
AHS also took second place in the boys 1600 meter run, boys 4×800 meter relays, boys high jump, boys shot put, girls 300 meter dash, girls 1600 meter run and in the girls high jump. They would finish 2nd in the district.
The team was still trying to prove they could continue their success just a short nine days later at the VHSL Region 6C Championship in Landover, MD.
From Feb. 10-12, the team competed at regionals for the hope of having a few state qualifiers.
The team did fairly well as the boys managed to take 3rd place in shot put.
Meanwhile, the girls had a great tournament, placing 2nd in the 55 meter hurdle, 3rd place in high jump, and 4th place in shot put.
Throughout the entire season, the AHS indoor track team has worked hard to dominate other schools since the beginning.
They’ve had their fair share of ups and downs but they managed to pull together throughout the season.
“We’ve performed a lot better than expected. We’ve had a lot of improvements in athletes after a rough start at the beginning of the season,” Senior Omar Avenando said. “While the season continued, we improved and we’re going to end off great. Improvements are still needed but there are great things to come.”
With states coming up, on Feb. 28, the Atoms have been working to maintain athleticism but to also work on being mentally prepared. As of now, they’re taking it easy to prevent their qualifiers from getting injured before the competition.
“We’re running and training of course, but we’re tightening up for the states. We’re not trying to do any practices that are too hard but we’re still working to maintain our conditioning,” said coach Julian Scarbrough. “We’re trying to prevent any injuries.”
It’s been a relatively quiet season for the track team, but they do tend to heighten the intensity for the spring season and plan to addistrict championship to the record book.