by Coy Holcombe.
The varsity boys track team staged a furious comeback last night to win the District 14-3A championship. Going into the 200 meter dash, the boys trailed Van by 23 points. The Bulldogs placed 1, 2, and 5 in the 200 and then placed 3, 4 and 5 in the 1600. That put EHS up by 4 points over Van. The Bulldogs sealed the district championship by winning the 1600 meter relay. Congratulations to coach Kenneth Henderson and all the varsity boys track team for their victory!
The varsity girls also had a strong showing at the meet. There were many excellent performances and we have several girls that qualified for regionals. Congratulations to coach Shannon Smith and all the girls on their performances.
The JV boys and JV girls also competed very well. I look forward to these young men and young ladies competing for EHS for the next several years.
Special thanks goes out to several people for their help in ensuring that the district track meet was a first class event: Jack Wallace, director of maintenance, and all his crew for making sure that the facilities were in top notch condition; Shelley Compton, booster club president, and all the officers and members of the booster club for providing a great concession stand; Robert Cook and Gene Myers for their work with the computer timing; Doug Wendel, athletic director, and Chuck Powers, girls coordinator, for their work in organizing and running the meet; All the volunteers and student workers that helped with the meet; All the parents and fans that supported the runners throughout the meet; And finally, the school board and community for providing our district with the best facilities and equipment around to host the meet.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!