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Whittell athletes head to state track meet

The Whittell boys and girls track teams are winding down their season with the state meet this weekend at Carson High School.

“Although we run against larger schools and may not win the meets, we certainly have won as all of our runners have PR’d this season,” said Kristi Moore, Whittell girls track coach.

Last week at zone Mark Waite broke his personal record in the 800M with a time of 1:59.69. The state record for the 800M in division IV is 1:59.22. Mark also took first place in the 400 and the 1600 with a time of 52.34 for the 400. The state record for the 400 in division IV is 49.60.

Cole Snyder took the 3200 with ease with a time of 10:54.67. He will be leading the way for Whittell again in the 3200 at state. He will also be running the 1600 and the boys 4×800. Cole has a bright running future ahead of him. The Whittell boys 4×800 team consist of Andy Delgado, Rudy Mata, Gabe Aguilar, Cole Snyder, Dillion Stetler and Mark Waite. Dillon also made it to state in the boys 300m hurdles.

The Whittell girls track team made it to state in the 4×100 and the 4×200.

“We are 4th going into state in the 4×100 with high hopes of getting on the podium,” Moore said. “The girls have all worked very hard to get this far and although all the girls have shin splints they are determined to not let that hold them back this weekend.”

The girls relay team consists of Hailey Elliott, Gisselle Benitez, Hannah Brunsman, Lauren George and Aisha Ceron.

“Whatever comes this weekend, I couldn’t be more proud of all this runners,” Moore said.

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