Last we left off, the Thunderbird Track and Field team competed against Greenway and Glendale High School at home and achieved success in several events. On April 17th and April 19th, 2019, the Chiefs hosted the Glendale Union District Track Meet at home and they went up against the other eight schools in the district. This is what happened over those two days.
On the first day of the meet, the Chiefs were full of adrenaline, wanting to show the whole district what they were capable of. Around four o’clock in the evening, the meet officially began with track events starting first. In the Girls’ 4×800 meter race, the Chiefs achieved first place, leaving the other competitors in the dust.
Thunderbird High School also did well in the other track events, placing in the top four or coming close to achieving a rank. The Chiefs also performed well in some of the field events. In the Girls’ Disc, Thunderbird achieved first and third place in the event, with Midori Lenyard achieving third and Alex Salinas getting first place. Overall, the team did very well in the first day of the competition.
On the second day of the district meet, all nine schools convened on Thunderbird High School to compete for the last time. As usual, track events began the day. In the Boys’ 4×800 meter race, Thunderbird High School achieved fourth place, another victory for the school. In the Boys’ 800 meter race, Thunderbird High School achieved a fourth place, with Andreus Tolliver achieving the rank. In the Girls’ 100 meter Hurdles, Thunderbird achieved second place. In the field events, the Chiefs also performed very well.
With the season closing Thunderbird’s Track and Field team achieved many successes in the 2019 season. Many are grateful for being able to place Thunderbird as a school that performs well in the sport. While the season has ended, many athletes are already looking forward to the next season, already preparing themselves for the 2020 season. In the end, the Chiefs achieved their main goal of performing well and giving the opposition a run for their money.