Student-athletes from Northern Garrett High School’s (NGHS) track team were recognized at the Garrett County Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday evening. Juniors Derek Bittinger, Ethyn Peck, DeVante Ross, and Ashton Sober were recognized for their placement in the MPSSAA State Championship.
Ashton Sober was recognized for winning first place in the 800-meter run at the state championship, which was held on May 28, 2022. He completed his run with a time of 1:59.41. Additionally, Sober and teammates Derek Bittinger, Ethyn Peck, and DeVante Ross were recognized for capturing first place in the 4x400 relay, timed at 3:30.13.
“The growing and continued successes of our track and field teams can be attributed to the commitment and yearlong training on the part of many of our athletes. Moreover, the solid coaching program that has been established continues to cultivate the right mindset among our athletes - that they are models and representatives of NHS,” said Dr. Michelle Harman, Assistant Principal. “Their performance and conduct show that they value their team, value their sport, and respect their coaches.”
Overall, the NGHS boys track team finished in eighth place in the state tournament out of a total of thirty teams.
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