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    Brooke Wendel makes her way around the track during the 800 meters at this year’s Gobbler Relays.
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    Photos by Robert Proctor/The Cuero Record
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    Photos by Robert Proctor/The Cuero Record

Track season cut short

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

When Cuero High School senior Allyson Lantz heard her final track & field season had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was scared and didn’t completely understand what that meant. That sentiment reverberated throughout the Lady Gobbler track program.

At best, the season will resume on May 4, only four days before the State meet was scheduled. Six meets will have already passed, including district, area and region.

“I had and still have so many questions about what this means,” Lantz said. “Will we be able to finish our season? Are we ever going to be able to go back to playing? I was upset thinking that I may not be able to ever run track again since this is my senior year.”

Fellow track senior, Te’Era Johnson, was almost numb to the situation at first.

“I didn’t really have a reaction to the news, because it was almost like my mind was unable to process what was really about to happen,” she said.

“Never in my life did I ever think I’d end my athletic career this way.” Emotions for juniors Ibree Coe, Loren Washington, Mackenzie Blain and Brooke Wendel ranged from confused and sad to disappointed and shocked.

“I never really expected something like that to happen, and I do pray that all the seniors are going to be able to compete in their senior season,” Wendel said.

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