Young athletes taking part in Outlook High School’s annual Track and Field Day may have had to fight the wind all day, but they didn’t let it stop them from setting personal bests and even breaking a few records.
Held on Friday, May 12, the school’s track meet was originally supposed to happen two days earlier, but a wet track courtesy of rainy weather from the beginning of the week meant it had to be pushed back. But even though conditions were sometimes-sunny, the wind was an unwelcome presence throughout the event. Still, the students were able to perform at their best and showed great athleticism in a number of events, including the 1500 m race and some impressive throws in the javelin, shotput and discus events.
Of note was the establishment of two new school records. KeAndre Evans set a new precedent in the senior boys’ triple jump event with an incredible distance of 12.48 meters, and in the midget girls’ shotput event, Kendyl Stephenson set a new throwing record of 10.88 meters.
With the school’s own track meet out of the way, OHS is looking towards the district event, which they’ll be hosting on May 26 & 27. The event will also feature a dedication ceremony honoring the late Blake Lyons, set for noon on the 27th.