By Jeremy McDonald
MCMINNVILLE, Ore.– McKay found themselves in amidst of the tough competition of the Greater Valley Conference District Meet.
Teams like Host-McMinnville, Forest Grove, Rival-North Salem, Sprague and powerhouse West Salem High School to name a few.
“You really want to have a good warm-up and you’re not racing against all the other schools, you’re racing against yourself and you want to set your own personal record,” described Manny Miranda.
Although Anthony Tenorio isn’t throwing until Friday, the first-year Track and Field athlete is excited to be a part of this competition.
“I’m very exciting because it’s my first year doing track,” he said. “I’ve never been to anything like this before. I’m excited and I’m just looking forward to it, knowing that I need to stay confident in myself and know that I can stack up good with everyone here in the conference and know not to worry about what other people are doing and just focus on myself and know what I can do.”
As for goals, the sophomore just wants to PR in the Shot Put event by getting to 40-feet.
“I have a number set for me and that’s 40-feet,” he said. “And my PR is 39’4” and I think I can get it tomorrow.
Isreal Garza performed well even in the second go-around in the 100 meter dash to advance to the finals Friday.
And even though he didn’t do as well as he thought in his jumping events Thursday, he’ll use that motivation in the 100 meter final Friday afternoon.
“It feels good, I didn’t do good in my jumps,” he said on making it to the finals. “(But) I’ll use it for motivation, but I’ll see what I get tomorrow.”
Day two of the District Meet is slated for 4pm Friday at McMinnville High School. Check in at Athletic.net for results from the District Meet.
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