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Hopes high as MHS track heads into tournaments

This year’s Mathews High School track and field team has a lot to live up to, and with a total of 69 athletes in the program, the team has more than enough ability to take home this year’s regional title.

Already, the team has a few participants who have qualified to compete at the regional level. Senior Giovanni Aromin has qualified to be in the regional championship in the 300M hurdles and the long jump. He has also qualified for the state championship in the 110M high hurdles.

Head coach Tony Forrest said that he has high hopes that Aromin will be a contender for the Most Outstanding Performer title in the district. Aromin also competes in the triple jump and runs a leg in the 4x400 relay. "He can win all four events at the Tidewater District championships," Forrest predicted.

Other standouts on the boys’ track include Ian Smith, the #1 seed in the region in the 400M run; Detray Washington, the Devils’ shot put thrower; sprinter Chris Davis,...

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