MT. VERNON —
“It's hard to find a guy that can actually practice with the (same) intensity as a meet,” Turner said. “So you have a tendency to run a little harder and strain a little more.”
Mt. Vernon has a pair of home meets this season. The Rams host a five-team event on Wednesday, April 9. The Ram Relays follow in May.
In addition to the seniors, the Rams will look for solid performances from several underclassmen. Demontez Miller-Gray and TraVontae Wilborn will contribute as sprinters. Daniel Flood will compete in distance events. Ethan Badger will run the 800 meters. The Rams also have track newcomer Shakari Hawkins, who will compete in the jumps and could move into the sprints. Freshman Nate Williamson will also compete in the weight events.
Mt. Vernon travels to Salem in its opening outdoor meet of the season on Thursday, March 27.