The relay teams are a special part of the track team and the track events. They must rely on each other to win instead of running by themselves. Girls’ relay member Aurora Huffman said, “High jumping and pole vaulting are independent things. But with the relay team you are very dependent on your other team members to win. I think that’s what makes it special. And we really have some of the best relay members in the state.” The 4x100m and 4x200 boys’ teams are made up of sophomore Noah Carson, junior Noah Kelly and seniors Steven Carte and Samuel Pierson. For females the 4x200m team is made up of sophomores Grace Bumpus and Allison Fields, freshman Aurora Huffman, and junior Cassidy. The 4x400 relay team is made up of Fields, Miller, Bumpus, and sophomore Tori Starcher. The relay teams are doing an amazing job this season. For the boys, the 4x100m relay is ranked #4 in the state. The 4x200m is #5 in the state. For the girls, the 4x200m is tied 5th in the state, and the 4x400m is #2 in the state. Carte said, “I don’t even know how long i’ve been running for sport. But it has taken me years of hard exercising for sure. I think the hardest part about being one of the top relay members is staying in good enough shape to keep your place.” The star relay members have accomplished some pretty impressive records individually. Carte is #4 in the state for the 200 meter dash, #4 in the 100 high hurdles, and #7 in the 300m hurdles. Pierson is #9 in the 100m and #7 in the 200m. Carson is #10 in the 200m. Fields is #2 in the 100m and #3 in the in the 200m. Miller is #3 in the 300m hurdles and tied #7 in the high jump, and Starcher is #4 in the 400m, #1 in the 800m, #1 in the 1600m, and #3 in the 3200m. Catch the track team at their meet this today here at Ripley High.