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Atlantic Coast Wins 3rd Straight Gateway Conference Championship!

Mandarin High School- How do you win three straight Gateway Conference Track Championships in a row? Just Believe! This sounds simple enough, but for Coach Holmes and his Atlantic Coast Girls track team, believing starts with their preparation. ” We break down everything text book style, to the fundamentals, technique, to the mental part of the game, and at the end of the day we put the speed into it, and it all comes together.”-Coach Holmes. This preparation has any athlete that walks on the track at the beginning of the season confident in themselves, and believing they will win.

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Athletes such as Captain Ciara Holback who’s 12.33 in the 100M is one of the best times in the state. She ran a 12.31 in the 100M at the Gateway Championships, placing first and besting her previous time. Her teammate Cara Simpson is another leader of the team, she placed first in the 4X100 setting their PR to a 47.9. She ran a 12.47 placing 2nd behind Holback in the 100M, to help her team win the overall point total. The Atlantic Coast Girls scored a total of 140.50  ( through 17 events  to capture their third straight conference title. They now focus themselves on the Bob Hayes Invitational at Raines High School this Saturday.

Congratulations to the Sting Rays !



Don’t forget to follow for complete coverage the Bob Hayes Invitational next Friday & Saturday!




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