Track update from the State Championships, by Coach Whaley:
This weekend at the State competition a Colonial athlete showed the true spirit of a student athlete. Nyron Tate won the long jump competition and walked home a champ! It was a great day for Colonial High School and for Nyron. Nyron, with his last jump hit a 7.23, which equals 23.8 feet. Nyron shows what every athlete should do and what every coach dreams of in their athlete. Nyron kept up with his classes and made sure he was a good student with good grades and many positive comments from his teachers. As an athlete he has been training since the first day of school, getting in shape and taking his craft as serious as possible. On Friday May 5th, it paid off! Myself, Coach Sherman, and Coach Kozub could not be prouder. He and the coaches are proud to be able to represent Colonial and be a part of this honor. Nyron has been working for 4 years to get to this achievement.
I also wish to honor another athlete, whom through extenuating circumstances, was unable to compete. Pashen Williams had to pull out of the 400 competition at doctors recommendation. She, like Nyron has give 4 years to her sport and her school. She was crushed, as were we her coaches, that she could not compete. BUT we truly do wish to congratulate her on her successes and her scholarship to college. We know she would have easily placed and given a real go at 1st place herself.
It is Great to be a Grenadier!
Coach Nathan Whaley