Second Street, Capital Day successfully defend track titles

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

A year ago Second Street's boys track team won the County Middle School Track and Field Championships, edging Bondurant by three points.

On Wednesday the Cubs successfully defended their title, rolling up 188 points and winning by 102 points over runner-up Bondurant.

Capital Day's girls squad claimed its fourth straight county championship, outscoring second-place Second Street by 22 points.

"They've worked really hard, every day," Second Street's first-year coach Sandra Fields said. "I tell them every day they have a good team, but to strive for excellence, always strive for excellence, in academics as well as athletics."

Fields' teams were apparently paying attention. The boys squad won eight individual events, three relays and had three multiple winners - Josh Smith in the discus and shot put, Antoine Robinson in the 100 and 200 meters, and Jordan Morgan in the 400 meters and high jump. Najee Brown won three events on the girls side - the 100, 200 and 400 meters.

The only events not won by Second Street's boys were the 800 and 1,600 meters, both won by Bondurant's Nick West.

The Cubs have a slew of eighth graders who've been the core of the team this season.

"They've been very solid, really good leaders," Fields said. "I've seen a lot of maturity this season, a lot of improvement. We've had a lot of young kids come out, primary runners, and they've done a good job."

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