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Maverick Track Prepares for Another Season 03/21/2024

After splitting to form a third district middle school, it could be assumed that the number of students participating in any SHMS sport would be diminished. However, track numbers disproved that theory this spring. Over sixty students are out for track this year - which is 60% of last year’s numbers.

Almost all the Maverick coaches are new to their positions this year. Boys’ head coach, Jeff Preston, says he’s “excited to see the team grow and improve throughout the season.” Ady Stover will assist coaching boys’ track, with Sydney Lual heading up the girls’ coaching staff, assisted by Jessica McLennan. Ben Carpenter returns to coach pole vaulters. 

Another new aspect of this season is that the Mavericks will be hosting three meets. Track competitions begin Tuesday, April 2nd, when the Mavericks host their season opener. Additional meets are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 9th @ Louisburg

  • Tuesday, April 16th @ SHMS

  • Tuesday, April 23rd @ Paola

  • Thursday, April 25th @ Wellsville Relays (Meet for special relays & field events only - Top 3 qualifying individuals)

  • Tuesday, April 30th @ SHMS

  • Saturday, May 4th @ Forest Spring (League Championships, Top 3 qualifying individuals)


Overall, the coaches feel the season is looking great. Be sure to come out and show your support for the Mavericks!