Track Works Around Construction Hurdle


Members of the track team warm up in the parking lot because the track and football field are under construction this season.

The track team did not have a home track to run and practice on this season. But the team persevered, practicing in the parking lot. Here are a few of this year’s stand-out athletes:

Omari Taylor. After losing the chance to go to states last year by .02 seconds, Junior Omari Taylor came back strong and won a lot of 1st place medals including: the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.3 seconds, the 400 hurdles with 57.3 seconds, and the 400 sprint with 52 seconds. 

“Not making states last year was probably my biggest motivation,” Omari said. “I wanted to prove to myself that I could win.” 

Omari Taylor takes to the podium after winning 1st Place in the 110 and 400 hurdles at the Island Invitational at Waccamaw High School.

Autumn Graham. Sophomore Autumn Graham won the Girls Javelin with a personal record of 62.1 feet. 

Not having a track didn’t affect Autumn as much as it did the other athletes. Autumn was still able to train and keep up with the hard work. 

“I definitely got better throughout the season,” she said. “I didn’t need to condition on the track and with the help of coaches, I was able to achieve my goals.”

Tariq Hills. Tariq was the State champion for the 400 meter sprint last year with a time of 49.2 seconds, and also performed well in the 100 and 200 meter. He was injured most of this season, but he placed 3rd in the 400 at the Horry County Championships.