Lady Cats Track Coach Derek Tyson Discusses Sadavia Porter’s Prep for State Track Meet Friday
Lady Cats Track Coach Derek Tyson said Friday night (May 10) at 7:05 p.m., when they run the Class 5A 100-meter dash at UT Austin, Lady Cat Sadavia Porter will be ready to go. Coach Tyson said Porter, a UT Arlington commit for track, has had some real good workouts since she qualified for the state meet at a regional meet at UTA on April 27. Coach Tyson he has made some contacts in an attempt to learn some of the best practice methods for preparing a sprinter. He said Porter has enjoyed being able to concentrate on one event after a season of competing in several events. Coach Tyson said Porter is doing less running but he called it more purposeful running. He said he took Porter off the track last week to give her a break from the pounding involved in running a sprint. Coach Tyson said Porter has had two good workouts this week. He said they concentrated on block starts and acceleration work. Porter has been working out with Lady Cat sophomore sprinter Breasia Ivery. Ivery will be going with Porter to the state meet as a buddy. Coach Tyson feels if Porter can run her personnel best on the always fast track at UT Austin, she may well be in contention for a medal. He said that would exciting for her, her family and for Sulphur Springs High School. Coach Tyson said Porter is one of the top nine Class 5A 100-meter runners in the state. He said that in itself is quite an accomplishment.