By Savannah Abshire | Reporter
The Avon Orioles Boys Track and Field team is making a dash for the 2018 State Champions title. The boys were able to pull out a win with a score of 193 against Brownsburg, Cascade, Danville, Plainfield and Tri-West in the Boys Track and Field county meet.
“We definitely worked for it this year,” said senior Keith Abramson. “Everyone has worked very hard and has definitely shown up this year when the team needed them.”
The boys also won their eighth straight sectional meet with 19 of the 29 boys running in the meet finals and also making it to regionals. They won with a score of 168.5 points, 23 points ahead of second place. Individual events were won by senior Isaac Guerendo, junior Ethan Goddard, and senior Dillon Richard. Guerendo and Richard both set new meet records. Guerendo set the long jump, 100 meter dash, and 200 meter dash meet records while Richard set the pole vault meet record. The track team are setting themselves up for another state title, but how are they doing it?
“Having all around athletes in every event [is helpful to winning state because] we have good long distance runners, good sprinters, and we also have good jumpers too,” said Guerendo.
Abramson says that he believes winning state is something the team is “very capable of doing.” Abramson regularly runs the 800 meter run but has run many different events including the 3200 meter relay and the 1600 meter run. While he has goals for the team as a whole, he also has personal goals.
“I want to break the record in 1600 meter run, 800 meter run, and the 400 meter dash,” said Abramson.
Guerendo also hopes that the team is able to take home the 2018 State Champions title on June 2. With this he has his own personal goals and hopes to score “as many points as possible” at the State Championship Meet. The state title will not come easy though. It will take hard work and focus to make it all way.
“We have choked in big meets before, but I feel that since we have more experience now, we will be more prepared for state this year,” said Abramson. “All we can do is stay healthy and be ready when the time comes to perform.”