The Lake Highlands varsity men’s track team won the Richardson Co-Ed Meet this weekend, topping McKinney North and North Garland High in the overall team rankings. Their success was the result of five individual first-place finishes and one team first, along with supporting roles by multiple runners who racked up points for the team.
David Green was first in the 200 meter dash and Meron Fessahaie took first in the 3200 meter run. Fessahaie also won the 1600 meter, with teammate (and probable senior class valedictorian) Nathan Hogg taking fifth. Ronnie Jordan won both the 110 and the 300 meter hurdles, with London Johnson placing in both events. Leith Waithe was second in the 800 meter run, Reggie Gibson was fifth in the 100 meter dash, and Josh Dean placed fifth in the JV 1600 meter run.
As a team, the varsity was fourth in the 4×100 relay and fifth in the 4×200 relay, but the highlight was the last event of the evening. As the sun began to set and the air became bitterly cold, David Green, Ronnie Jordan, Mantez Stegal and Leith Waithe prepared to run the 4×400 meter relay. McKinney North looked confident after beating LH in the first two relays of the day, but the Wildcats turned on the juice and won with three seconds to spare. The points earned put LH over the top and the Wildcats came home with first-place medals.