KFHS prepares for regionals

Published 5:43 pm Saturday, February 11, 2017

King’s Fork High School’s indoor track and field teams competed in the Conference 17 tournament meet on Wednesday, with the boys’ team finishing third and the girls finishing fifth.

Though the Bulldogs were not able to bring home a conference championship, they competed well.

“For the most part, we met expectations,” King’s Fork track coach Shawn Warren said.

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“We knew going into the meet that winning the conference title would be a tall order for us this year, because we still don’t have the sheer numbers and depth that teams like Deep Creek and Great Bridge bring to the table. Our front-line talent is just as good, but we have to develop more depth to pick up some of those back-end points that we need to win overall team titles.”

Warren says the Bulldogs’ overall talent is enough to compete well in each meet, but he feels that building depth will become a priority for the program.

King’s Fork had some notable finishes on Wednesday.

Latoya Thomas threw a personal record of 35-7 in the shotput, which won her the conference title and automatically qualified her for the 4A state meet by nearly two feet.

Amari and Imani Urbanski finished second and third, respectively, in the high jump. Amariya Sanford finished fifth in the shotput.

For the boys, Shamond Smith had a good meet, winning the 1600-meter run and placing second in the 1000-meter run. He was also a part of a 4×800 relay team that placed second.

Joel Iglesias finished third in the 300-meter and fourth in the long jump. Bryan Walker finished second in the triple jump and ran on the 800-meter relay team.

Lawrence Smith qualified for regionals in the 55-meter and the 500-meter dash. Nasir Davis, qualified in the 55-meter and the 300-meter dash.

Jean-Mathias Bile finished third in the 500-meter dash and ran a leg on the 4x200m relay. Marcus Ramos finished fourth in the 1600-meter run. Davis, Iglesias, Lawrence Smith and Walker concluded the meet by teaming up to win the 1600-meter relay.

As the season has progressed, Warren said, his teams have gotten better. A lot of first-year runners are competing in the regional competition. The progression of the first-timers has provided the opportunity for King’s Fork to become a well-rounded team.