Middle-school track ends with a flourish

The middle school track season finished out with the championship meet at Satellite.

“It was a great meet,” Coach Melissa Landmesser said. “Many of our students placed in this meet.”

Landmesser coached the seventh-grade girls and was glad to see them crush their competition at this meet.  

“Seventh grade girls 4 x 100 relay got third place,” Landmesser said.  “This relay team included Grace Mu., Grace Ma., Tala R., and Danielle S.”

Many of the parents were concerned about health safety at the meet.

“Most kids were wearing masks but, as always some were not,” Landmesser said.  “I think most were doing what they were supposed to be doing.”

Not only did the girls do well, the boys” teams did excellent considering the number of people competing. Carter N. said he was shocked by the number of fast people they went up against for the first time at the meet.

“I felt like I did all right,” Carter N. said.  “I placed sixth overall in the 400 and we got 4th in the 4 x 100 relay.”

Not only was competition a problem, but Covid-19 played a part in making this meet even more competitive. 

“There were a lot of schools at the meet, but we did what we could with two of our top runners quarantined,” Carter N. said.

Some of the students, including Carter N., did not want to stop training even though their season ended.

“To stay in shape I’ve been running with the high school track team,” Carter N. said.  “We’ve been conditioning three mornings a week.”

By Emily Oliver

Editor’s note: Brevard Public Schools policy prohibits the inclusion of middle-schoolers’ last names on district-sponsored websites.