Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many sport seasons were cut short, including boys and girls track and field. Among the most affected were seniors, who worked very hard throughout their high school careers to this point.
“It was really disappointing having the season cut short, especially since it was my senior year and my last opportunity to compete in track,” says senior Zoe Bursch.
Many seniors were disappointed to lose their last opportunity to run for the school. Several had goals of their own to achieve.
“My goal this season was to advance to the finals of the NCS championships and possibly even make it to state,” says Bursch.
Bursch is currently the reigning WACC League Champion in the 300 meter hurdles, ranked eighth in NCS last year and poised to move higher when the season ended. She hoped to make her own personal records and qualify for the state championships.
“When I first found out I was heartbroken. To get through it I have been trying to stay positive. All I can hope for is that everyone stays safe,” says senior Rylan Boyd.
Early this season Boyd placed fifth in the 300 hurdles at both the Skyline and Grenada invitational meets where he set his personal best time. After coming off an injury last year, Boyd entered the season stronger than ever and hoped to improve.
“With all of this time on my hands I have been working out and running every day in hopes of achieving my goal of walking onto the track team in college,” says Boyd.
Boyd plans to continue running in track and has been training each day in hope of joining the track team in college next year.
Other star athletes include junior Taylor Cabael who placed fourth at the Grenada meet and freshman Taylor Hodges who placed in the top ten in her first ever 300 meter hurdle race.
Despite the season being cut short, the CVHS track team achieved much success even in such a short amount of time.