Todd Symons likes the mix of what his Atascocita High boys’ track team could bring to the table this year.
“We’ve got an excellent combination of sophomores and juniors, then the kind of senior leadership that can really go a long way toward molding them so that we’re able to get the absolute most out of their abilities,” Symons told Texas Scorecard. “We’re really close to being a good team.”
Now in his 13th season at Atascocita, Symons would know the look after his Eagles have turned in several strong seasons under his watchful eye.
Seniors Jathan Bellaire (long jump, 100 and 400 meters) and Henry Kiner (triple-jump) return from last season’s squad, with the battle-tested Bellaire embarking on his fourth varsity season overall.
“He’s versatile, tough and not afraid to either work or compete,” said Symons, while adding that he can only hope Kiner’s character and maturity comes to rub off on all his young and impressionable teammates.
Junior stars Sir Hubbard (200, 400, 800 and 1,500) and Darius Edmonds (400, high jump) round out a versatile core for the Eagles in a season that Symons is hopeful will turn out be one to remember for all the right reasons.
“I’m looking forward to it and the prospect of a great run for the program,” he said. “As long as our guys keep working hard, believing in themselves and improving our depth, especially with our young sprinters in terms of taking the next steps in their progressions, we can be really good team by the end of the year.”