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Stories from The Trail

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Stories from The Trail

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Race Against Mother Nature

Race+Against+Mother+Nature

  It has been a phenomenal track season so far at CT. Closing in on state, the Cougars are in great shape to bring home some hardware on both the girls and the boy’s side. Despite all this success, the state leaderboards are missing one familiar name.

  Three-time All-State athlete Peyton Sommers has yet to qualify for state in his usual events.  Although Sommers started the season strong with a blazing 10.56 100-meter dash that time was unable to qualify him for state, because it was not wind-legal. This has been the story for multiple Colorado athletes this season.  When asked about the less-than-favorable weather over the course of the season, “It’s just been windy. There’s not really much I can do about that. Just have to hope the wind will ease up in the next race.” said Sommers. Despite having three more guaranteed meets before state, Sommers said that he is not worried about leaving any points on the board at state. “I’m definitely not concerned. I know I’m one of the best sprinters in the country and my times still show that. I just have to figure out how to beat Mother Nature one of these days so I can show that again at state.” said Sommers. With confidence and poise, Sommers goes into these final few weeks determined and ready to shake up the rankings a couple more times before the big meet.

  Sommers has qualified for state in the 400 and can take a spot in any of the sprint relays, so even though his future in the 200 and 100-meter dash are uncertain he still will compete at the state meet regardless. He expressed that this season he is a little less worried about his accolades, “ It really doesn’t matter what I do at the state meet as long as I can help hold up the first place trophy in the end I’ll be happy with the season.”  said Sommers. There’s no negativity in his mind at this point in the season, and at this point of the season, everyone’s eyes are focused on one thing.  It will be interesting to see what this team can do at State this year.

 

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Jack Sieve
Jack Sieve, Staff Reporter
Jack Jeffery Sieve was born in Scottsdale, Arizona. After 3 short years he would move to the place he grew up, Kansas City, Kansas. After excelling through elementary and middle school through the gifted and talented programs, Jack would continue his growth in a new place close to family and friends, Aurora, Colorado. He would continue to excel through his academics, earning a spot on the honor roll each semester from 7th to 11th grade.    Jack has developed himself as a student athlete alongside his academics. He has earned varsity letters 3 years in a row in both football and track and field. Football was Jack’s first passion, stemming from his early beginnings when he was 8 years old. Many other sports, including baseball and basketball, as well as swimming, have become the highlights of Jack’s young athletic career.   Reaching out from his typical activities, Jack has decided to join the 2023-2024 digital media team to pursue his passions in journalism.
Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith, Staff Reporter
Jaden Thomas Smith was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He grew up with his older sister, and brother, and has always loved spending time with them.  He moved to Aurora when he was 4 years old, to start school in CCSD.    Jaden has played sports for as long as he can remember, He started off playing basketball at three, and started playing flag football when he was five  years old, and hasn’t stopped since.  In his time at CT he has become a two year letter winner in both football, and track, placing 2nd in triple jump at the league meet  last year.   Although Jadens’ school life is dominated by sports, he still has found a way to excel academically throughout high school.  Since his freshman year he has maintained a 3.6 weighted GPA, and received 4 department awards from his teachers for his positive attitude, and hard work in the classroom.   In his senior year he has decided to try something new, and join the digital media team, to showcase his creativity, and help tell all the great stories at Cherokee Trail.

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