SMHS Track Team Kicks It In At Meet


Junior Kobe O'Neil

Luigi Santiago, Author

The SMHS Track Team hosted the Paul Arbogast Invitational meet on Saturday, February 30th and beat a lot of school records 

The meet with Washington, Martinsburg, and Spring Mills was a huge success for Cardinal Country. The boy’s track team placed first in the 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400 relays. They were determined to put their best spikes forward in all of their events. Coach Smith was of proud of the effort they put in and the results they obtained. 

Senior Jacob Michael

Junior Kobe O’Neil added a top finish in the 800 meter run with an impressive time of 2:04. O’Neil also won the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.78. In addition to this, he was a member of both the winning 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams. 

“I felt pretty confident about the team leading up to the meet. I didn’t want to lose, so I made sure to push myself in every event I did. I am really proud of everyone’s performance,” said O’Neil. 

Freshman Zilan Williams came in strong with the sprints, winning both the 100 and 200. He won the 100 with a time of 11.42 and the 200 with a 23.59. He was really pumped to come out and show what he has to offer as both a freshman and one of the youngest members of the varsity team.  

Senior Quinton Runge bagged first place in both throwing events: shot put and discus. His winning throws were 48-6 in shot put and 132-9 in discus. Runge was motivated to beat the school record and followed through with his goal. 

“I just wanted to prove to my coaches and myself that I can beat the school record, and I did,” said Runge. 

The SMHS Track team really stepped it up on Saturday. They proved to be hungry for another strong season after winning the meet. They are ready to make new records and win meets as the season goes on.