Finish line comes home for Coppell track as it hosts annual relays


Olivia Cooper

Coppell sophomore relay sprinter Matthew Williams takes off for the 400-meter relay during the Coppell Relays at Buddy Echols Field on Feb. 27. Coppell hosts the annual Coppell Relays on Saturday at 8 a.m.

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief

Coppell track and field hosts its annual and only home meet of the year, the Coppell Relays. Field events begin at 8 a.m. while running events start at 9 a.m.

“The energy at all the track meets during the year is super exciting and super invigorating,” Coppell sophomore Hannah Greenberg said. “But it’s always best to have a meet on your home turf. You feel more pressured to represent your school and to show up.”

Coppell competes against strong programs including Flower Mound, Rockwall, Flower Mound Marcus, Lake Highlands and Southlake Carroll on Saturday. 

After a first place finish at the Denton Ryan Invitational and Grapevine Relays for girls and boys track and field, and a second place finish at the Jaguar Relays, Coppell looks to keep its position as a competitive school in District 6-6A.

Competitors to look out for include Coppell junior Michael Nance and seniors Helena de Moraes and Kinley Wokjick in pole vault, senior Ryan Sewell in discus throw and juniors Sky Schuller and Megan Judd in high jump and long jump. 

In running events, junior Vedant Bhattacharyya in the 800meter run and junior Jalyn Childers, senior Olivia Marez, sophomore Isabella Sarmiento and junior Emma Williams in the girls 4×400 meter relay.

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