DHS track, field set for district

DHS sprinter Anthony Jackson gets ready to start the race of the 800-meter relay at a meet earlier this season.

The DHS track and field team kept the track hot this season leading up to the district meet with strong races led by the girl’s team. At the district meet much of the same is expected as head coach Jimmy Joseph said he isn’t looking at changing the plan for the team any.

“We just want to continue doing what they are doing and that is working hard and leaning on one another,” Joseph said.

The team competes at the district meet at E.D. White and the girl’s team has a chance at bringing home the title as champions with seniors Ka’Lynn Jupiter, Maiya Miles, Beaunca Lewis, Patrice West and Kaylynn Joseph leading the pack.

“It’s possible if we stay together and work hard as one,” Joseph said about the girl’s team winning the district title.

The key stars for the Tigers have remained consistent all year in finishing in at least the top-3 in several meets this season. Joseph said the team has done a pretty good job taking care of their bodies for the most part.

As far as West in the shot put throw and discus throw, Joseph believes she’ll compete well for the Tigers if she “sticks to the plan and don’t change anything.”

The boy’s team hadn’t been strong this year do to the lack of competitors, but sophomore Floyd Foster, Jr. has improved greatly in the field events and has a chance to make some noise at the district meet.

“He’s going to be a special kid, all of our guys are,” Joseph said. “We just need more quantity. We have quality athletes we just need more athletes in quantity.”

Joseph added: “I want to thank my coaches. They did a real good job even though all of them coach more than one sport and do other things, they still take time out at the end of their day to come here and help us.”