Wilson High School Girls' Track Team Receives CIF Rings During Halftime Celebration

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Wilson High School Girls’ Track Team Receives CIF Rings During Halftime Celebration

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“The Wilson Girls’ Track and Field Team Celebrates Championship Rings During Wilson High Homecoming Game”

The historic Wilson High School girls’ track and field team, which clinched the CIF-SS Division 1 and CIF State championship titles the previous year, basked in a moment of glory during last week’s Wilson High Homecoming football game. The Homecoming crowd was packed with enthusiastic supporters, and amidst the excitement of the football game, an additional spectacle awaited them as the Bruins’ girls’ track team was honored with the presentation of their championship rings.

Wilson’s head coach, Neil Nelson, expressed the significance of the event, saying, “This was a good one, this was special. I was involved in all the other championships when Terry Kennedy was the head coach, but this is my first one as head coach. It’s special, and it’s fun thinking about the future with this young team that we have.”

The team members were introduced individually, and each received a bouquet of flowers in the school’s cardinal and gold colors, alongside a box containing their brand-new championship rings. The rings proudly displayed the school’s logo and the words “State Champions” on the front, with each athlete’s or coach’s name etched on the side.

Returning junior Loren Webster, who had contributed to the Bruins’ success at the State meet in the 4×100 relay and the long jump, expressed her admiration for the rings, stating, “I think they’re beautiful. I love what they did with them.”

Another returning junior, Kaylin Edwards, the reigning state champion in the 300 hurdles, is poised to defend her title this year. She remarked, “I think it’s great to do this at halftime of the football game and see all the school support and a big crowd.”

While the Bruins will miss the talents of state champion Aujane Luckey this year, as she’s now competing at Arizona State, they are not short on returning stars, including Webster, Edwards, and other key contributors like Brook Blue, Tarynn Maroney, and Xcaret Tirado. Coach Nelson noted a shift in the attitude of his returning athletes as they embarked on the new school year.

“The kids are confident, they understand what the hard work looks like, they understand what it takes,” he said. “This year is a little different because ‘you did it.’ We’re trying to make sure they’re not worried about performing, about times, that they’re just competing and working and having fun like they did last year.”
Reference:

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