Posted Date: 05/04/2023
This year, the Baird Track & Field program took six athletes to the Regional Track Meet in San Angelo.
The coaches were extremely proud when freshmen Brooklynn Manasco and Kaylee Morton qualified for the meet, with Manasco going in the pole vault and Morton in the 1600m run. Both athletes went out there and competed, gaining invaluable experience that will no doubt set them up for success in the future years to come.
Baird also had an athlete on the boys’ side qualify for the Region Meet in pole vault. Jake Collins, a junior, had an uphill battle vaulting against the wind, but still went out there and represented the school well. Jake earned a 4th place finish against 15 total vaulters.
James May, a senior who is no stranger to the Regional Meet, competed in the 110 hurdles this year. The first day James went up against two heats of hurdlers, ran his personal best, and made it to the finals the next day. In the finals, James earned a 7th place finish.
James Neinast, another senior competitor, competed in the long jump. James also made it to the finals after going up against 15 other athletes. James continued to improve with each jump and ended the event in 6th place.
Dakota Kitchens, a senior, competed in the high jump. Dakota set a personal record when he jumped 6’0” to earn a third place finish and the wild card to compete in the State Meet on Saturday, May 13th in Austin at 11:30. We are excited to see Dakota represent Baird at the State Meet and wish him the best of luck.