Hurdles, Pole Vault and more… State Track

Drake Drymond, Sports Editor

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“It was incredible… to be there and watch these athletes and to participate in it as a team is phenomenal,” Coach Yarrow said.

State Track took place at the University of Texas at Austin this past Friday and Saturday in which the Lobos took 9th place overall in the state with The Woodlands winning by a mere 12 points over the next closest team in George Ranch.

“Woodlands were good from top to bottom,” Yarrow said. “We’ve had some success at the district level going back to back; we feel like we are making progress and it’s good to look at the next level and what we aspire to be in the future and they had just a really well rounded program, and (The Woodlands) were able to do super well with that.”

For Langham the meet was highlighted by junior Eric Edwards’ historic performance in the 110 meter hurdles, in which he won state and in the process broke a 6-A state record with a time of 13.39 seconds.

“I was nervous,” Edwards said.  I was just happy to be there so I didn’t care what place I got, but I won and it set a record and I’m going to come back and try and break the actual state record.”

All the while Edwards had motivation that went beyond Track.

“It was Mother’s Day weekend and I didn’t know what to get my mom and I said I’m going to get her a gold medal from State, and I was joking, but it actually happened,” Edwards said.

Alongside Edwards was junior Ahmad Young who placed 7th, also in the 110 meter hurdles.

“You line up and they do the announcements; and there’s two Langham Creek guys in the 110 final at the state meet, is phenomenal,” Yarrow Said.  “He helps Eric and Eric helps him… his future is huge, but he will be back in the State meet.”

The last of the Lobos competing at the state meet was senior Jordan Murray; who placed 5th in the Long Jump.

“He got 5th in state which is a huge accomplishment, and I hope when he looks back on it he can see the amazing accomplishment he made,” Yarrow said.  “He had some injuries in football, and didn’t compete until the District meet, and to go from there and compete at the highest, highest level is phenomenal.”

With multiple athletes competing, they got to enjoy, and share that special moment with each other.

“I was happy that I wasn’t going to state by myself… all season long I had been saying how I wanted to go to state as a team, and it actually happened, it was surreal,” Edwards said.

Overall, as the track season came to a close it marked, not only another  successful season, but a stepping stone towards next year.

“Texas is one of the fastest states for track… and competing at the district level, but at the state level is a much bigger thing,” Yarrow said. “We are not satisfied just doing well, we want to be great.”