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Track and tennis take home wins at CML
8th Grader, Brady Meek, hustles to the finish line during the 1600 meter race in Manattan, Kan

On May 3rd, the WRMS track and tennis teams both competed at the Centennial Middle League tournaments, with both taking home wins. The 8th grade boys track and field athletes won CML last year as 7th graders, and have now won again as 8th graders. Girls tennis also won last year as 7th graders and again this year, too, making both teams back-to-back champions.

Everett Un, a runner for WRMS competed in the track and field CML tournament on May 3rd. Un had 2 personal records at the CML track meet. In the offseason before the 8th grade track season, Un said “I just ran around my neighborhood and I went to the track sometimes to train for the season.” Un ran 57.80a in his 400-meter personal record and ran 2:13.90a in his 800-meter personal record.

8th grader Brooks Ballard jumps over the bar in high jump in Manattan, Kan

8th grader Zach Hancock competed in the CML tournament for track and field on May 3rd. Hancock threw for a personal record at the CML tournament for 41’4.25” in the shot put. Hancock’s dad wanted him to do track in 7th grade. In the offseason for training, Hancock said “My dad would take me to a camp and I started getting good at it, And so I started liking track so much that’s why I still do it”. Hancock had 2 personal records this season, 1 being in the CML tournament and 1 beating the WRMS school record.

Brynn Anderson, 7th grade girls track athlete competed at the CML meet on May 3rd. Anderson focuses on her techniques prior to a race. “I usually try to tell myself to control my breathing and to focus on pacing myself and to get out in front toward the end of the race.” Anderson competed in a 4×400 relay race, High jump, and Triple jump. Anderson had 1 personal record at the tournament and it was the Triple jump, doing 27’ 4” at the meet.

8th grader Carson O’Connor warms up before his match at WRMS

Carson O’Connor, an 8th grade boys tennis player who competed in the CML tournament helped WRMS take the win in the CML tournament. The Sport that led him to play tennis was baseball because you hit a ball. In the offseason, O’Connor said, “I took private tennis lessons with an instructor which was a huge W.” O’Connor playing tennis with his family led him to start playing tennis, wanting himself to play in middle school.

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