Indoor track team sets new school records in blistering 2013-2014 season
The 2013-2014 indoor track season closed last week with a flurry of newly-established and broken school rcords.
Coach Eddie Barnes said several student athletes worked out this year with the track team, but most were doing so for the conditioning for spring sports.
On the ladies’ side was freshman Trinity Bea, who established school records in the 500 and 1,000-meter races. She took fourth in the 500 in the 1A Eastern Regional meet at the Boo Williams complex earlier this month where she also placed ninth in the 1,000.
Her ninth-place finish in the 500 meters at Liberty University in the 1A/2A state championships last week established 1:26.82 as a Northumberland High School record. Bea’s time in the 1,000 meters of 3:26.03 is also a new school record.
On the boys’ side, Kadeen Gordon clocked his personal bests at the regional championships of 39.9 in the 55 meters and 39.03 in the 300 meters. Ameer Veney’s 8.20 clocking in the 55-meter hurdles was goord for a second place at regionals and established a new school record.
Veney also took a third at state in the hurdles. In the 300 meter, Veney took second at region and fourth at state championships with a time of 37.76. His time set a new school record, breaking Jawan Scott’s old mark. Senior Kiondre Ownes took a third at regions with a 6.61 time in the 55-meter dash. This broke Scott’s previous school record. Owens took ninth in the 300 meters.