This spring many sports are available for students. Track and Field is one of these sports. Students from all over Colorado throw, jump and run against each other in different events to make the best time or distance. At South, the team is motivated and loves to run great times.
Seniors Pete Williams, Kendall Bundy, Orlando Mosley, and juniors Shun Johnson, Morgan Craig, and Camille Jump are all top runners on the team. Craig runs the 800-meter and mile during the track meets. Her best time is 2:35 on the 800 meter, which she was very excited about, “It was very difficult to accomplish, but I am proud of myself for that time.” Although the 800 meter is her favorite to run, she enjoys running in general. Craig explained the hardest school to run against is George High School because there are very fast runners on the team, but she loves the competition. “I would encourage any student to run track next year because we always need runners and there is a race for everybody.”
Sophomore Michael Johnson runs the 4 by 1 and the 4 by 2 relays, but Johnson likes the 4 by 1 more, “because it is shorter.” His best time was 11.3 seconds on the 100 meters and, although he very proud of this, he was not quick to boast about himself. “The best runners right now are Orlando Mosley, Pete Williams, Shun Johnson, and Kendall Bundy,” Johnson said.
Although Craig and Johnson were very proud of their times, some runners do not focus on their times. Williams said, “to me times do not really matter, I focus on how well I am running.” Williams runs the 4 by 1, 4 by 2, and 100 meter but he runs track to stay in shape for football season next fall. Williams explained that East is the toughest school to run against because of the excellent runners on its team as well, “But I know I can beat them all.”
Although this is many seniors’ last season to run track for South, many of them would love to see students participate next spring. Williams said “track keeps you in shape, and it is a good sport it show off what you are capable of doing.” This year’s track and field team is ready for what the season brings them. Come support your Rebel runners during their track meet on Tuesday, April 26 at Littleton at 4:30 P.M.