Fort Mill Times

Warriors run hard against tougher 4A competitors

The Indian Land track team ran against York and Northwestern last week, with the goal of running hard against "stiff competition."

"I feel we accomplished our goal successfully, as well as improving our time all around," said head coach Nicole Hemric.

Facing off against two 4A teams, the Lady Warriors took home third place in the 4x800, 4x400 and 4x100 team.

Tia Johnson took second in the triple jump. Lindsay Johnson took fourth in the long jump. Madison Garris took fourth in the 3,200-meter run and Lindsay Johnson took fourth in the 100-meter dash.

The boys took home second place in the 4x800 and 4x400 and finished third in the 4x100. Wes Scott took third in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs.

"Runners on both the boys and girls teams improved their times significantly," Hemric said. "Running with 4A teams helps us learn how to be competitive and to strive for excellence."

Still mending a few injuries from last week at Andrew Jackson, the Warriors are dealing with a few turned ankles and pulled muscles, but nothing too serious according to Hemric.

"I hope to have everyone back to 100 percent by next Wednesday," she said. "I think overall the kids feel good that they got to run against really tough teams that helped them improve their times."

The Warriors will compete in back to back meets this week, first against York/Rock Hill on Wednesday at 5:30, followed by Lancaster Wednesday night.

Upcoming meets

• March 19 at York/Rock Hill, 5:30 p.m.

• March 20 at Lancaster, 5:30 p.m.

• March 27 vs. Buford/McBee, 5:30 p.m.