At the beginning of each season, teams have a goal or a few goals they set for themselves to know what they are working towards. For track athletes in Oklahoma, making it to the state track meet is a huge success and something that they work hard to achieve. Brock Robinson is the head track coach at Fairview High School and he says that he is proud of the season his squad had.
“Our boys and girls both had successful seasons,” he said. “We took seventeen kids to the Class 2A state track meet. All year, we felt we were one of the top teams in Class 2A track. We just needed to stay healthy and have a little luck go our way.”
With that big of a showing at the state track meet, it is safe to say that the Yellowjackets have a talented group of student-athletes. Kaden Pettus is one of those team members that advanced to the state tournament and he finished as a runner-up in the discus and shot put. Another state placer is Macy Nightengale who placed fourth in the discus at state after a strong season. A freshman, Melli is a sprinter that ran the 100 and 200-meter dashes at the state meet. Ethan Barnes is a solid runner and sprinter for Fairview that ran the 3200-meter relay this season. Jax Bernard, Mallory Reames, Austin Houk, and Neveah Melli are other members of the track team that had outstanding seasons. Bernard runs the hurdles and Reames competes in the high jump. Houk is also a hurdler and ran a 15.20 this season.
With the 2022 season in the books, coach Robinson is looking to next season and he says he is looking forward to another solid season.
“I am very blessed to coach such good kids,” he said. “They work hard, act right, and want to be good at what they do. I think we are going to be good for a while, both boys and girls teams. Our girls struggled at times this year, but I tell them all the time that I would buy all the stock I could in the Fairview girl’s track. On both teams, we have some great eighth graders joining the high school team next year. I am really excited about the future.”