Girls Track & Field Shines at 2017 State Championships

Girls Track & Field Shines at 2017 State Championships

The Girls Track & Field Team capped off a stellar season with a ninth place overall finish at the 2017 Class AAAAA State Track & Field Championships in Carrollton on May 11-13.

Senior Elizabeth Graves led the team with a 3rd place finish in both the 3200 meter and 1600 meter races. She had a season-best time of 5:07 in the 1600m.

Freshman Jadaja Baxter (photo below left) also unleashed a season-best leap in the Long Jump to claim 3rd place. Her 18-6" jump shattered the previous Lady Raider record of 17'11"

Senior Madison McQuary (photo below right) put together five PR's in a row from Region to Section and then at State to cross the finish line 5th in the 800 meters.

The 4 x 100 meter relay team -- Haley Allen, Amirah El-Amin, Jadaja Baxter, Kennedy Simmons, Kennedy Lewis -- scorched the track in 47.72 seconds to take 6th place in the finals.