Track to sprint toward victory at district meet tonight, tomorrow

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Track to sprint toward victory at district meet tonight, tomorrow

Coppell freshman Michael Nance competes in pole vault at the Coppell Relays meet at Coppell High School on March 2. Tonight and tomorrow, the Coppell track team is competing in the Class 6-6A District meet.

Coppell freshman Michael Nance competes in pole vault at the Coppell Relays meet at Coppell High School on March 2. Tonight and tomorrow, the Coppell track team is competing in the Class 6-6A District meet.

Mari Pletta

Coppell freshman Michael Nance competes in pole vault at the Coppell Relays meet at Coppell High School on March 2. Tonight and tomorrow, the Coppell track team is competing in the Class 6-6A District meet.

Mari Pletta

Mari Pletta

Coppell freshman Michael Nance competes in pole vault at the Coppell Relays meet at Coppell High School on March 2. Tonight and tomorrow, the Coppell track team is competing in the Class 6-6A District meet.

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

Tonight, dozens of feet will pound against the track around Buddy Echols Field during the Class 6-6A District track meet.

The meet will extend into tomorrow, and is the beginning of Coppell’s big end-of-season races.

“Our boys team has won every meet this year, our girls team been in the top two or three all year long,” Coppell coach Nick Benton said. “The majority of those meets have been with our district opponents, so [district] is going to be a really good meet.”

Tonight, prelims for running events will take place, starting with 100-meter hurdles at 6 p.m. and ending with the 3,200-meter run at 8:10 p.m. The meet was originally supposed to be on Friday night and Saturday, but changed due to weather issues on Saturday.

Tomorrow, there are four sessions of field events – starting at 9 a.m. – with times allotted for varsity boys, varsity girls, JV boys and JV girls. At 4 p.m., the field events wrap up. After dinner and the national anthem, the running events’ finals rounds will occur from 6-9 p.m.

Coppell junior Jackson Walker’s 1:54 in the 800-meter run is one of Coppell’s strengths, and so are its 4×400 teams.

According to the Benton, Marcus is Coppell’s toughest competition on the girls side. For the boys, Hebron, Marcus and Flower Mound expect to provide a challenge.

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