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Runners jockey for position during last year’s Alabama Independent School Association state track and field championships at Selma Memorial Stadium. Morgan will open the season with a track meet at Memorial Stadium on Monday. -- File Photo
Runners jockey for position during last year’s Alabama Independent School Association state track and field championships at Selma Memorial Stadium. Morgan will open the season with a track meet at Memorial Stadium on Monday. -- File Photo

Morgan Academy set to open season by hosting track meet

Published 8:44pm Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Morgan Academy Senators are getting ready to start another season of track and field following last year’s AISA state championship run.

The Senators boys and girls teams will host a season-opening track meet on Monday at Memorial Stadium.

Field events will start at 1 p.m. with track events following, as Alabama Independent School Association teams will also compete.

Rob Robinson, head track and field coach of Morgan Academy, said the first meet is all about seeing who can do what in the field and around the track.

“The first meet is just a trial run. The first ones are just experiments,” Robinson said. “Just putting different people in different places and really just trying things out to see what you can do for the last meet.”

Last year’s season-opening Morgan track meet had 21 teams attend.

The Senators girls team is coming off its first state championship since 2001.

Robinson said Morgan will miss multiple state-record holder Rachel Gomes and last season’s girls division most valuable player Sarah Frasier, who both graduated.

“We’re going to be real young. Boys, since we’ve got baseball and everything else competing. With track, we’ll only get some of the boys for two days a week practicing,” Robinson said. “With girls, when you’ve lost Sarah Frasier and Rachel Gomes, that’s 65 points that just walked out the door, so that’s kind of hard to replace. We’re just going to have to wait and see.”

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