Welch’s strong finish qualifies for state tournament
By Jerry Lowery | May 14, 2019 11:14 am
White County’s track team competed in the sub-state track meet May 10.
In the 3200 meter race, Evan Welch found herself behind and in eighth place. Welch then reached within, both mentally and physically, and started a kick. Welch passed four runners and ended the race in fourth place. Welch set her personal best record of 11:54 in the 3200.
Placing fourth gives Welch a spot in the upcoming state tournament. Coach Brian Everett stated the conditions were muggy for the run, yet Welch ran a really good race and finished strong.
“Going into this race I was nervous,” said Welch. “I have been battling a quad injury that has kept me from training like I should have been. I knew this was a very talented group of girls that I am running against. I was seeded seventh, so I had much work to do. The pace was fast from the starting gun, and I held myself back a bit. By the end of the fourth lap, I had moved up to fourth and was feeling strong. It was such an incredible feeling to come from behind and reach my goal, and I am looking forward to representing WCHS at the state tournament”
State tournament times will be announced at a later date.