Emma Fradette




The Texas Wesleyan men’s and women’s track teams ran Friday Feb. 17 in the University of Texas at Tyler Time Trials in Tyler, Texas.


Jessica Davis, junior runner, said both teams did well ,and the meet let them know what they could do.


“We all did well, and we have an idea of what we are capable of doing and what we need to work on,” Davis said.


Davis said the team attended the time trials meet to give them a clue of what times the team members are running. She said every run was timed by hand, so there were no official times.


Christopher Smith, senior sprinter, said he agrees the team did well this past weekend, but he knows he can personally improve.


“The meet went pretty good,” Smith said. “I have a lot of work to do in the next couple of weeks to meet my goals, and I am ready to work.”


Although this meet was not officially timed, Bobby Hawes, junior runner, said it was the team’s first outside meet.


“The team ran good being our first outdoor meet,” Hawes said. “We all ran really good for also running multiple events with little rest.”


Hawes said practice has consisted of the team working hard to set goals they want to reach, and practicing hard can help accomplish those goals.


Smith said the team can prepare by continuing to work hard, and everything will fall into place.


“We all have the common desire to win,” Smith said. “When everyone is on the same page, the goal is much easier to accomplish.”


Both men’s and women’s track will run in the Lion Preseason Meet on Feb. 24 at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas.