Boys Track Team Brings Home 3rd Place


Wenter Laloy scores the most amount of points for the UHS total score.

Ale Lossing, Writer

On Saturday April 8th, the Boys Varsity Track team brought home 3rd place after competing various events at the Metro Conference Championship with a total of 98 points.
According to Athletic Training Director Coach Christine Farley, Saturday was “the best Metro Conference Championship in years.” “Being 3rd in metros is a very big deal. It took a lot of guys to score points in every category. Whether it’s distance, runner, jumpers, hurdlers, and so forth,” said Coach Saul Laird.
Senior multi-sport athlete Wenter Laloy was the highest contributor to UHS’ number with a total of 19 points. Laloy competed in the 200m, 400m, triple jump and earned 4th place. He also received 7th place in long jump. “It felt good as a team that we were all approving and it was a satisfying feeling that we were putting in the point that we were supposed to,” said Laloy.
Other athletes were also glad to see their performance with junior Isaiah Peters placing 5th in 400m hurdles and 1st place in high hurdles with it being his first time ever competing in that category. “It was my first time doing high hurdles at a meet and I was extremely nervous. I was shocked to see that I did that well. I was really proud of myself and my place in high hurdles, especially since it’s difficult,” said Peters.