The Seymour girls relay team is making their tenth appearance in Austin out of the last eleven years. Three out of four of the girls return from last year’s gold medalists, An alternate a year ago, Sidney Tucker is excited to carry on the legacy.
“We lost a really good leg last year, and I want to step in and be like her again! But you can’t replace her,” says Tucker.
“It’s good I think she transitioned well. She took Katelyn’s spot and she did a good job filling her shoes. It’s big shoes to fill, and I think she did a good job,” adds Triana McGee.
Senior Kelsey Kinnibrugh is looking for her second consecutive gold medal. “It’s really cool to be a part of, it’s something to be proud of.
“You have to mentally prepare yourself to get here on time and finish the work outs, and everything about track is mental,” continues McGee.
Sophomore Maleah Walker doesn’t know anything other than gold, “We definitely have to work on our hand-offs, that’s really big in relays, and just work hard, as hard as we possibly can, because this is what matters. This is what actually counts.”
Tucker says, “I like being with these girls, they’re fun to be with…and Coach Browning is a good coach.”
A good coach indeed…winning eight state medals with his relay teams. He looks for his third and fourth gold in Austin this weekend.