CHS Women’s Track Team Heads Into Post-Season Tournament


Thrower and senior Mea McCormack competes in shot put during a meet in the regular season. The women’s track team heads into the post-season with Sectionals on May 14.

Jess Canaley

The CHS women’s track team has had an impressive regular season after winning four meets and placing in the top five for the Hamilton County meet, Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC) Championship, as well as the MIC indoor meet. The first post-season meet will take place on May 14 at Hamilton Southeastern at 5 p.m. Throwing coach Courtney Cooley is excited for the upcoming post-season with the throwers she’s worked with all season and believes their improvement is exponential.

“I think we are looking very strong this year. We have continued to improve throwing throughout the season so that we are throwing our best now. I am looking forward to this meet a lot,” Cooley said. “The top three advances from Sectionals to Regionals. Last year, two of our four throwers went and I am hoping to have more this year.”

Varsity thrower and senior Q Johnson has been throwing for a total of three years as of this season and is looking to improve technical aspects of her performance for Sectionals.

“I think technique is something that can always get better,” Johnson said. “I personally need to work on getting height and exploding at the end.”

Cooley agrees, and said technique is the most important aspect of throwing.

“The last few meets we have just really focused in on our techniques. We worked hard in the weight room at the beginning of the season and have build a strong base to work with. We have also practiced different scenarios in order to prepare us for whatever may come,” Cooley said. “Technique is extremely important in throwing. Being strong is helpful, but without technique you won’t be able to make it too far.”

According to Johnson, the throwing team is excited about upcoming competitions.

“(The team is) excited about Sectionals, a little anxious as well. We think it will be a good meet and even greater competition,” Johnson said. “We’ll just go out and do our best. Whatever happens after that is out of our control.”