East track and field prepares for area meet

East track and field will be well-represented at this year’s area meet.

The Titans have three girls and four boys who qualified for Wednesday’s meet in Alice, led by Abby Barnett, who will compete in three events. After having attended solo in the past, Barnett and her teammates agreed having greater Titan support should be a helpful factor.

“It’s actually really fun,” Barnett said Tuesday. “It’s nice to have teammates to help support, cheer me on out there.”

Titans’ triple jumper Daemien Robles added a trip to regionals would be the culmination of a year of hard work.

“It would mean a lot,” said Robles. “For me to advance to regionals, that would mean that I’m one of the top jumpers in the area.”

East track and field leaves for Alice at 6:30 am Wednesday.