courtesy of Makenzie Latchford
Snow, ice, and cold have not stopped several Tyrone track stars from training and competing this winter. Seniors Mackenzie Latchford and juniors Reagan Irons, Kolten Miller, and Gavin Woomer are participating in indoor track at the Penn State Horace Ashenfelter indoor track facility.
By competing in the winter, these athletes are working to improve their technique and fitness for the upcoming outdoor season.
“I feel as though the track team is doing really well so far. I can’t wait to see how the next couple indoor meets go since we have more people competing,” said Latchford
The indoor season began on December 15th. Latchford led Tyrone by taking first place in her two running events, the 60-meter dash, and the 200-meter dash, as well as placing 2nd in her field event, the long jump.
Her 60 meter dash time was 8.15. Latchford also ran the 200-meter dash in 27.61. She jumped 16’1.25 in the long jump.
Junior Reagan Irons competed in the long jump, high jump, triple jump, and 60-meter dash. Irons tied for 7th in the 60-meter dash, running an 8.83. Irons was second in the high jump, jumping 4’8, third in the triple jump, jumping 33’4.75, and also placed 7th in the long jump, jumping 14’1.50.
Junior Kolten Miller represented the boys in the 200-meter dash and 60-meter dash. Miller placed 12th in the 60-meter dash, running a 7.66m, and 10th in the 200-meter dash, running a 25.47.
Junior Gavin Woomer represented the Tyrone boys in the shot put, placing 11th with a 35’4 throw.
Tyrone’s next indoor track meet is this Thursday, January 27th at Penn State Horace Ashenfelter indoor track facility.