PROSPER — With the school year winding down, the Prosper High School track and field team’s season is coming to a close. Back on April 27, members of both the boys and girls teams competed at the Region II-5A Track and Field Championship Meet at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Ten Prosper athletes competed at regionals and all had very high performances for the Eagles.
“PHS had several athletes compete at the Region II-5A Track and Field Championship Meet,” head track and field coach Jennifer Gegogeine said. “We competed against 30 of the best schools in the Area and the Girls team finished 13th overall.”
The star of the weekend for the Eagles was pole vaulter Remy Guertel. She continues to raise the bar each vault — literally and figuratively — finishing second in pole vault with a jump of 11’6”.
The vault was not only a personal best for Guertel, but the 11’6” height was also a new school record, one she set at the area meet back on April 19. Her second-place finish booked her ticket to the state meet on May 12 in Austin.
“We are super excited for Remy. It’s incredible to be top nine in the State,” Gegogeine said. “I expect her to break her school record and PR [at state].”
Also competing in the field event portion of the meet, Kennedy Adams jumped in both the long jump and triple jump. She finished 10th in the long and 7th in triple.
In the running events, both the boys and girls had strong showings.
Jaelynn Williams recorded her personal best time in the 100 meter dash, taking home fourth place with a time of 11.99, just barely missing the third place mark.
“It was so close to third place that they had to go to video finish,” Gegogeine said. “The third place finisher time was 11.98.6.”
In addition, Tatum Castillo finished 6th in the 800 meter run, and Macy Owens took home 13th in the 100 meter hurdles.
Rounding out the girls competition was the girls 4x100 meter relay, which consisted of Kennedy Adams, Miracle Mahone Macy Owens and Jaelynn Williams. The team finished 10th overall.
For the boys, Wayne Anderson, who nabbed a personal best at the Area meet, finished fourth in the 400 meter run, while Devoncy Maloy finished 14th in the 100 meter dash.
Now that the season has come to a close, Gegeogeine said she is happy with how her first season as an Eagle concluded.
“First of all, I am very proud of our season this year. We broke several school records, and many girls PR’d week after week,” she said. “We were district runner up and third in area, and competed in a total of seven events at regionals. I know next year is only going to be sweeter.”
Following Guertel’s state appearance for vaulting on May 11, the athletes will turn their attention to the season ahead. The teams will focus on getting stronger and faster, while some will compete in summer track, Gegogeine said.