WF has strong showing at county meet


Senior Bailey Autry leads the pack against Broughton. This photo is not from the Wake County track meet.

Leslie Blalock and Dylan Chain, Staff Reporters

Multiple schools met Saturday April 9 at the Wake County track meet. Out of 22 schools, we finished in 10th place for boys and 4th place for girls.

Coach Marshall was very pleased with both performances.

“I am very happy for the girl’s team. It shows that a lot of our hard work is starting to pay off, and we are becoming more and more competitive of a team. I would like to see the boys finish higher, but I felt like we have improved a lot so far from last year,” Marshall said.

Each team has their own strengths.

“The girls seem to have a more balanced team. We score points from multiple event areas. We get points from throws, jumps, hurdles, sprints and distance,” Marshall said. “The boy’s team has one of the more talented sprint squads in this area.”

Although Marshall was happy with this meet, he’s always looking to the future.

“We are looking for everyone to keep improving in their events, so we can potentially score more points. The girl’s team has a really good chance to place well at this year’s Cap8 meet,” Marshall said.

Making it to regionals is the top goal for the season.

“We have a lot of people already qualified. Hopefully we will get more over the next couple of meets,” Marshall said.

One of these qualifiers is Casey Turro.

“I was really happy with my performance because I ran the two mile, and I qualified for regionals. I have been trying to qualify for the past few races,” Turro said.

Erin Spreen was also very pleased with how the meet went. She took third place in the county in the 1600m.

Spreen said, “I feel that it was really good and we did really well as a team because we all improved.”

Some noteworthy performances at the meet included senior Kristoni Barnes finishing second place in the 800m and senior Tyri Beard being crowned Wake County champion in the 100m dash.