By Lathe Cobb
The track team traveled to Wichita State on Friday and Saturday Jan 24 and 25th for their third indoor track meet of the season.
It was a long week for the track team, “If you raced at four you probably didn’t get to race till six-thirty” said Eddie Ortiz, head track coach. Despite that, the team sought successes on the track all day Saturday.
The school record for the women’s 300m was broken by Taya’ Buchanan, senior. In addition, Larry Cotright, business senior, broke the men’s 300m school record.
“I don’t take a day off, I just keep going,” said Cotright. “I feel great, I want to break my own record again”
Adrien Jones, accounting junior, took home a personal record in 60m for the third consecutive meet this season.
Along with that, John Davila, freshman, 1500m and 800m runner, Manny Gonzalez, senior 800m runner, and Bri Hulse, sophomore, 3K runner all brought personal records home.
“It was a step forward because it was such a low-key meet, the adrenalin was low, and they still took it very seriously” said Ortiz.
As they look ahead to conference just starting in little over a month, this meet has helped them get to know the running surface for the future.
Next weekend they will travel to Pitt State for the Wendy’s Invite and Norman for the JD Martin Invitational.