Second-year head coach Sonja Curry is ready for a strong encore to her debut in the position of Goose Creek Memorial girls track coach.
After finishing second at the District 22-5A meet, the Lady Patriots hope to build on the preseason preparation and hopefully strong veteran leadership will make all the difference.
Capri Wilson should be a big point scorer in the sprints and 4 x 100-relay after transferring from Port Arthur Memorial a year ago. She was a 100 meters, 4 X 100 and 4 x 200 area qualifier.
“We are expecting big things out of Capri this year since her plans are to run in college,” Curry said. “She has several schools looking at her and is waiting to see what she can add to resume this season.”
Curry also has Seven Simms in the mix following strong performances in the 300 hurdles that includes a school record at the district meet. She will also offer key contributions in the 400 and relays.
Senior Kennedy Gamble is a first-year runner after transferring from Impact. She and classmate Pashun Payne are two other girls Curry sees big things from.
“We also have an impressive squad of freshman and expecting many of the basketball players to come out,” Curry said. “So far, we have been impressed with the work ethic of our freshmen and looking forward to getting the season started so we can see what they can do. We have been working hard on getting the girls ready for the season. Our numbers are up and the girls are not afraid of the hard work.”