Runners prepare for regionals
The Mitchell High School track team competed this past week in the Western Highlands Conference Championships at Polk and earned several first-place finishes.
Senior Eden Phillips won the girls’ 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.26. Phillips will compete at the regional competition at Cherokee this coming Saturday in the 400 meters as well as the 4x200 and 4x400-meter relays with teammates Hannah McMahan, Emma Duncan and Paige Johnson.
The girls’ 4x200-meter relay team also won first place at the conference championships.
Senior Brody Smith won first-place in the boys’ 200- and 400-meter dash. Smith, the defending state champion in the 400 meters, will compete at this coming Saturday’s regionals in the 400 meters, 200 meters, 4x200-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay. He was named this year’s Western Highlands Conference “Runner of the Year.”