Boys track team named South Coast Conference champions
The Wareham High School boys track team has won its second conference championship in a row, coach Chris Gardner said Tuesday, after its victorious meet against Seekonk last week.
The boys team has remained undefeated this season, which is the first regular spring season since 2019.
The boys and girls teams will take on Apponequet at 3 p.m. on Thursday in their single meet conference, where student-athletes will have the chance to earn individual honors.
The girls team has also done well, Gardner said, as the team has gone 2-2 in the conference and 2-3 overall.
“They’re very young,” Gardner said, adding that the girls team has just three seniors this spring.
On the girls team, eighth grader Sienna Cabe has been a standout player in the 100-meter hurdles, triple jump and long jump.
“She’s done extremely well,” Gardner said.
For the boys team, senior Ryker King has proved to be an all-around star, as Gardner said the athlete has performed well in the 110-meter hurdles, triple jump, long jump, high jump, javelin and other short sprints.
Though track and field can often be seen as an individualistic sport, Gardner spoke to the importance of each player toward the team’s overall success.
“In order for us to have success, it’s a team effort,” he said. “We don’t win meets without people getting third place.
“It’s very team-oriented in that sense.”