Warm weather helps runners warm up for state

Last Saturday, the boys varsity track team competed in the University City Invitational. Senior Kyle Byrd placed third overall in the varsity pole vault with a top vault of 12 feet.

“The 4×100 [meter relay] and the 4×200 [meter relay] went well, and many runners matched their [Personal Records],” said Byrd. “I think the warm weather has helped us in our meets and in practices. Everyone gets loose and they run a lot.”

With warm weather comes a few set backs with dehydration; nonetheless, the boys varsity team fights the physical strains and difficulties such as shin splints. The minor injuries do cause restraints but are easily recoverable.

“I did very well on the last Invitational. The pole was bendy from the warmth outside, which gives me more height when I jump,” said Byrd.

Byrd’s long term goal is to go to state competition and get 13 feet and 7 inches on his next vault.

The next Invitational is at Rockwood Summit this Saturday.