Indoor Track Approaching Finals


Rachel Levy, Staff Writer

With only a couple weeks left until their Feb. 28 championship in Landover, Maryland, the Shenandoah Indoor Track men’s and women’s teams have been working hard to break records and qualify for the 28th.  The men only have one meet left until they take on the championships while the women have two more meets until championships.

Both the men and women’s teams have broken many personal and school records this season.  This past weekend proved to be no different.  The team traveled all the way up to Ithaca, New York for the Bomber Invitational.  Just in this one meet, the Hornets broke seven school records while also registering forty-two personal bests.  Not only were records beaten, but many of them also qualified for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

From the start of the season in January, the indoor track and field team has been posting school and personal records; each race continually beats the records set from earlier in the season.

Many members of the team boast new records this season, especially this past meet. Some of the records broken were the women’s 4X200 meter relay that included Ayanna Dixon, Brittany Bowers, Brooke Hargreaves, and Alana Meadows coming at 3.2 seconds less than their previous record.  That wasn’t Ayanna Dixon’s only record of the day with a school record in jumping.  Freshman Shamyra Wilkerson also set two records this season.  In the latest meet, Wilkerson broke a school record in the 60-meter dash then rebroke it later in the finals to finally set it at 8.05 seconds.

The lady Hornets weren’t the only ones to post records this season.  On the men’s side, junior Ansel Borhauer broke the school record in the 500 meter with a 1:08.63 earlier this season at the Darius Dixon Invitational at Liberty University.

With a couple more meets and ODAC championships coming, the indoor track team will be able to try and break a few more records.

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