First track meet runs smoothly

Senior Roman Perone (left) runs the 100m hurdles with sophomore Brian Buck (right). Photo by Jade Simpson

On Thursday, March 7, Carrboro competed in its first track meet against North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM). The team ended strong with the women winning 76-29, while the men lost 58-64.

Track meets are scored per event, so each athlete gains points for their team by placing highest in their events.

The meet went smoothly despite having three new coaches, Kenneth Cunningham, Riley Mulhern and Coach Dale, Carrboro’s football coach.

They have the rest of their conference season to look forward to, as well as their non-conference regional season.

Mimi O’Grady, the team’s central coach, talked about improvements to the team over a text interview.

“The men’s and women’s teams [were] both very strong; Carrboro men can quickly dominate the conference by pulling together focused relay teams,” said O’Grady.

The next track meet will be Thursday, March 21, against Durham School of the Arts and Graham home at Carrboro, starting at 4:30 PM.