The Glenvar indoor track team had a busy week outside last week, competing on meets at William Byrd and Glenvar.
The Highlanders were in Vinton last Wednesday, January 20, and had first place finishers in Carly Wilkes in the 1000, Sydney Loder in the 300, Colvin Delano in the 55 and the girls 4×400 team of Delaney Eller, Carrie Horrell, Wilkes and Loder. Delano was runnerup in the 300 and Eller took second in the 1000.
On Saturday Glenvar hosted a meet on the new GHS track for the very first time since the spring season was wiped out by the pandemic. “It was a cold and windy day, but that didn’t stop either team,” said Glenvar coach Bekka Loder.
First places finishers for GHS included Wilkes in the 1000 and 1600, Loder in the 55 and 300, the girls 4&400 team of Eller, Horrell, Wilkes and Loder, Delano in the 300 and Bryant Loftis in the 500 and 1,600. Second place finishers were Eller in the 1000, Carrie Horrell in the 500, Isabella Miller in the 55 and the Boys 4×400 team of Justice, Horrell, Delano and Loftis.
“It was great to see all the athletes out on the track,” said coach Loder. “It was one of those moments you just wanted to cheer for all of them, no matter the team they were on. The last time most of these athletes competed was 11 months ago during the last indoor season. Plus it was our “Senior Night” so it was nice to honor our seniors by having their parents there.”