Mon. Jul 4th, 2022
Anthony Strapp, Stephen Bigelow and Lance Bullerwell hold the lead in the 800 meter race. They are ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th on the team, respectively.

The Leesville Pride track team defeated the Heritage Huskies on Wednesday, March 28.

The meet started off well for the boys with first place in the 800 meter relay. The boys team finished with a score of 105 to 37 over Heritage. The meet was a definite confidence booster after the boys’ devastating loss to Broughton, of 98 to 42, two weeks prior.

Ben Cox, sophomore, ran the 200 meter sprint. “It was a good race. But to be honest, it was not very competitive between Leesville and Heritage. We took some of the top spots with both Drew Blackburn and I running slower than normal.”

The girls also had a impressive victory of 94 to 36 over the Huskies.

One of the more notable events was the boys’ 110  meter hurdles, in which there was only one participant – Leesville’s Nyheim Hines, freshman.

The distance athletes also ran very well, with first place finishes for Leesville in all their races.

“The 3200 meter is a hard race, but it was fun. As they say: more miles, more smiles,” said Grant Przybyla, junior, who placed first.

Carson Ellerby, sophomore, took first place in the 800 meter run. “I hadn’t planned on taking it so hard. The first lap was really fast, and the second lap was pretty slow. I was really happy with the result, however,” said Ellerby.

“We ran well, for a meet that was run in the blistering heat” said Michael Grether, co-head coach.  “We had some personal bests, some great finishes, and even some Regional qualifiers. I’m very optimistic going into spring break.”

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