Running into State

Trickling down in a long track season our Bobcats and lady Bobcats are ready to qualify. Many of our track athletes are doing well at the moment, but some are having their struggles. Seniors Josh Purcell and Aniya Worrels share their perspectives on the season so far.

Purcell is one of our multi-sport athletes at Central. He plays football as a wide receiver and runs the 100, 200 and 400 in track. His best time this season has been a 51.54 in the 400m, coming in as a close second against Union County. “I really just love sports in general and meeting new people and creating a family throughout the season.” Josh explained. Josh has been playing sports all his life and after high school, he plans to continue being the athlete he knows he is.

Josh getting ready to take off in the 100 race

Aniya Worrels is another amazing multi-sport athlete playing basketball and running track her junior year. Aniya loves everything about being a student athlete. She is really into her books and makes ample time to practice and work on techniques. She runs the 100 hurdles, 200 and also the 400. Aniya’s best time of the year comes in at 29.8 in the 200 also coming in second place. “This season has been good in some ways with many PR’s, but I also wish we had more girls to run relay races.” Aniya says. 

Aniya and Samantha posing with lots of school spirit

Track has been great this year for the Bobcats with a lot of young talent with only five seniors. If you want to see great talent and fast athletes Centrals track meets are where you want to be. You can catch them Tuesday May 2, 2023 at Hardin Valley.

Team Photo of our 2022-2023 track athletes

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