Track Coach Derek Tyson Said Wildcats Athletes Got a Lot Out of Jesuit Relays
Lady Cats Track Coach Derek Tyson took nine Wildcats to the prestigious Jesuit Sheaner Relays in Dallas Saturday (March 23). Coach Tyson said it was a positive day with a high level of competition and was also a great learning experience. He said the Wildcats got a chance to observe lots of elite athletes. Coach Tyson encouraged the Wildcats to mimic the great performers. He said the opportunity to compete at that level was extraordinary. Coach Tyson said the Wildcats now know what they need to do to get to the next level. Jeremiah Roland finished second in the high jump with a leap of 6-foot-2. Coach Tyson said pole vaulter Eli Sellers did not get the result he wanted but was able to pick up some things from other competitors. He said Nabian Ramirez ran a 2:04 in the 800-meter run. Coach Tyson said Ramirez won his heat but did not have anyone pushing him to improve his time. Landry Tyson qualified for the finals in the 300-meter hurdles with a six place finish. Tyson ended up taking third place. Coach Tyson said the finish makes him think Landry may be able to qualify for state if he builds on momentum from the Jesuit Relays against what will likely be his regional competition. The Wildcats also had Landon Thornton and Christian Palomino in the 3200-meters and 1600-meters. Kylan Wade was in the 110-meter hurdles. Ricardo Torres ran the 400-meter run. Torres, Ramirez, Rhett Reed and Tyson ran the 4×400-meter relay race. The Wildcats and Lady Cats’ track teams will compete at a Sunnyvale meet Thursday.