By Mariah Granai, Knightly News Sports Editor
Thomas Dale Indoor Track traveled to the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond on Wednesday, Jan. 10.
Kevin Gotay, senior, raced 500m at the meet. “Whenever I race, I’m usually the smallest or the slowest,” Kevin said. “I was really nervous. I started on the farthest lane and got first; I didn’t even know when I got first, out of 34 people.”
“The facility floor is slicker at Arthur Ashe and you can’t wear spikes while competing.” said Coach Price. “He had a great race for the circumstances of the floor.”
Thomas Dale Indoor Track is having a successful year. Just at this race, De’angelo Gray won the 55m, Tyrone Hayes (PR), placed top 3 in the triple jump, Tony Mayfield Jr. got 2nd in the 55m hurdles, and Marvin Marsh placed 3rd in the long jump.
Chris Tyree is ranked #6 in the country and Tony Mayfield Jr. is ranked #5 in the state for junior hurdler. Tyrone Hayes is #3 triple jumper in the state, and he’s a Dale freshman.
“The team is like a box of puzzle pieces and we’re finding the right pieces to put the puzzle together,” Coach Price said.