Written by Rick Coleman, Sports Director - bio | email
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When Tyrell Martin, Haris Nuhanovic, Dequayvious Martin, Alex Young, and Jason Millett get together on the track, big things happen.
"We all, kind of, are familiar with the handoffs and things, so we all know what we're doing, so I think that really helps," Jason Millett said.
This season the five West High sprinters have put up the state's best time in the 4 by 100 and the second best mark in the 4 by 200.
They finished 7th and 8th respectively in those events at state a year ago.
"We left last season kind of disappointed. We set some really good times, but we could've gone a lot faster last year too," Haris Nuhonovic said.
They've definitely been going faster this year. Nuhanovic has the third fastest 100 time in state; Tyrell Martin has the best this year; and these teammates also stand number 1 and 2 in West High history.
"I couldn't believe it when I beat it. I was happy, I was like oh my gosh, I was terrified," Tyrell Martin said.
And he wasn't the only one to set a record. Early this season, Dequayvious Martin went over 23 feet in the long jump taking down a 20 year West High record.
And more records could be in jeopardy as the West High five head to Drake next week, and they're pushing that hard heading in to next week.
"We go hard every practice. Work down on our technique, make sure we've got everything perfect and just stay calm during the race," Dequayvious Martin said.
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