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NSAA State Track Championships take place at Burke Stadium

The annual NSAA state track championships took place at our very own Burke stadium from May 17-20. Preparation for this event was extensive, with portable teachers being moved inside and the west parking lot being completely closed to students. Although a lot of work, the event is a big contributor to the school’s community, bringing in over 40,000 people to Burke stadium throughout the four days. The meet concluded with Class C and D on Sat.

Day one of the competition consisted of Class A and B schools. Several students from Burke competed in a multitude of events. Here are the results:

Class A Boys:

3,200 relay: Reed Emsick, Thomas Vaquez, Kirk Pulliam and Dillon Burge take the state title.

Preliminary 200 meter: Marquise McIntyre-Dailey takes 5th place with a time of 22.36.

Class A Girls:

Long jump: Aaliyah Franklin takes home 6th place at 17-4.

Discus: Jalecia Williams comes in 4th with 120-11.

Preliminary 1oo meter: Zakeirah Johnson takes 3rd place with a time of 12.40.

Preliminary 200 meter: Zakeirah Johnson comes in 5th with a time of 25.52.

Preliminary 100 hurdles: Makayla Thompson takes 5th at 15.27.

Preliminary 300 hurdles: Makayla Thompson places 1st with 45.14.

The biggest highlight of day one was the 3200 relay team claiming the state title. At the end of the final lap, senior Reed Emsick made a surprising finish and beat Millard West in the last seconds. After crossing the finish line Emsick can be seen saying “this is our house.”

On Thursday, the girls 400 relay team took home first place with a time of 47.82. The team consisted of seniors Aaliyah Franklin, Makayla Thompson, and Alexis Carbonell-Smith with junior Zakeriah Johnson. Johnson also took home 2nd in the 100 meter finals and 3rd in the 200 meter finals. Here are the rest of the results for day 2:

Class A Boys:

200 meter: Marquise McIntyre-Dailey takes 4th place with a time of 22.09.

800 meter: Reed Emsick takes home 5th with a time of 1:56.40.

1,600 meter: Thomas Vasquez takes home 12th with a time of 4:29:24.

400 relay: Boys take home 8th with a time of 43.42.

1,600 relay: Boys take home 6th with a time of 3:24:49.

100 hurdles: Makayla Thompson takes home 6th with a time of 15.67.

Shot put: Sydnee Robinson takes home 10th place with 36-9 1/4

High jump: Elizabeth Bassett takes 7th place with a height of 5-3.

Triple Jump: Isabelle Durant takes home 21st with 32-9 3/4.




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Kaitlyn Lisko
Kaitlyn Lisko, Editor-in-Chief
Senior Kaitlyn Lisko is beginning her third year on the newspaper staff and second year as editor-in-chief. At school she's also involved in senior senate and African-American history challenge.

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