Andre Bailey and Terence Jones practice their handcuffs for an upcoming track meet. The Tigers chose to switch up the relay order, requiring extra work from the seasoned runner.
by Thomas Heye/Sports Editor (photo by Thomas Heye)
For most athletes, track is an individual sport. They will start on their own, run on their own, and finish on their own. On each team however, four athletes are grouped together, the fastest possible combination, in order to compete and win the 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter relays.
Central’s 4x100 meter relay is composed of seniors Winston Heard, Richard Hayes, Joshua Lacey, and sophomore Andre Bradley.
“It’s hard to not get caught up in the hype,” Heard said. “You have to stay focused on the baton and getting the handoff right.”