Track & field in one word: excellent

For some, the gift of speed is freeing, but for senior Koryee Wyatt, that gift ispowerful. “I feel like I’m on top of the world when I run. I love it. It’s my life,” Wyatt said. (Kenzie Gavin)

Excellence.

That is the word that has been preached to every runner this season. It is a simple word with a complex meaning.

“It’s being excellent in everything you do. Be an excellent student, an excellent son, and an excellent daughter. Just choose excellence,” Head Coach Timothy Grantham said.

It is a word that this year’s track team has lived up to. With nationally-ranked team members, the first conference win in school history, nine school records broken, and being ranked number one in the state, this team has gone above and beyond. And while this may have taken a lot of hard work, the team still manages to enjoy their time together.

“After every rep, there are always laughs and jokes being tossed around. No one ever gets mad and points fingers. It is actually very fun,” senior Ja’Quan Richardson said.

These accolades and accomplishments could not have been achieved without the relationships and support that the excellent coaching staff provides their runners.

“The coaches really care about us andare really dedicated helping us. They’re like dads, to be honest, and I know that whatever happens, they got me,” senior Koryee Wyatt said.

While there were significant amounts of change and hardships this season, the team became a top ranking track and field team and took it all in stride.