2020 high school track preview


photo by Denna Williams

Chloe Moyer is looking to continue her track success this season. “This year I have trained year round and I already feel the difference,” Moyer said. “I am already faster than last year and I plan to continue on this track.”

The 2020 high school track season will soon be in full swing. The Meridian High School boys and girls track teams have started practicing in order to prepare for competition. With the first track meets rapidly approaching, the teams are working towards a successful season.

“I am very excited about this track season,” girls track coach Denna Williams said. “We have some new, young talent along with some outstanding upper-classmen.”

Returning team member Chloe Moyer, junior, is looking to continue her success from previous seasons. Moyer went to state last year for the 100m dash, 100m hurdles, and 300m hurdles as well as advancing to indoor state for the 60m hurdles.  This year she is looking to return to state.

”My goals this year are to break the school’s 100m dash record, place in state for all my events, and to run a sub 14.00 100m hurdle time,” Moyer said.

Senior, Derek McLaughlin is starting his final track season at Meridian.

“To make the most of my last season of track, I hope to work with the team and make memories with them one last time,” McLaughlin said. “I really hope that I can push myself and be a good motivator to my teammates during practice and on the track.

You can catch the girls track team in action on March 4, at the Mt. Zion fieldhouse. You can see the boys team for the first time on March 11, at the Mt. Zion fieldhouse. If anyone would like to help out at home track meets for volunteer hours, please contact Coach Williams at [email protected] or Coach Sheppard at [email protected]