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Cavaliers Race into First Place

Nikolete Hurrinus, Mikaela Siebert, Veronica Pfaff, and Rachel Covington ranked first in state in the 4x4 relay February 11.

Four CHS Cavaliers entered the NCHSAA state track meet in Chapel Hill February 11, 2012, ranked 5th in the event based on their qualifying time they had run earlier in the season. However, on that day, freshman Mikaela Seibert, senior Raven Covington, and sophomores Veronica Pfaff and Nicolete Hurrinus raced in the 4x400 m relay and came in first place! Coach David Malady said, “All four ran their best times of the year on their individual legs of the relay. They were in medal position the whole race and had great handoffs. They blew past teams that made mistakes and held off teams that charged after them.”

“It was honestly one of the best races I have ever seen as a coach! It was the ‘perfect’ race that we shoot for in practices and rarely comes together in a meet. The girls gave everything they had to succeed and it paid off!” When asked what made her do so well, Mikaela Siebert said, “My nerves! I had God by my side so I knew He’d help me through it. Before the race, we all prayed and that helped calm my nerves too. Before the race, I was really nervous actually! After, I was so happy! I was still tired from running but it was amazing!”

Nikolete Hurrinus said, “I was really excited – I didn’t know how everything was going to go and I was really nervous about how I’d do and how I’d place – I had never been in a state meet before. Afterwards I was exhausted but really excited and shocked that we won! I didn’t even think we would place!” Nikolete ran the 4 by 4 relay and was the anchor. The anchor is the last person to run to finish the race.

Raven Covington said, “It felt great – because we didn’t expect it! I was nervous going into the race but I was excited and I was READY.” Congratulations, Cavs, we are proud of you!

Written by: Paula White
Posted: Feb 25, 2012 by Paula White

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