Orangefield Fourth Graders are exiting elementary school “with a bang”. The annual 4th Grade Track Meet was a success as usual, thanks to the hard work of Orangefield faculty, community members, and students.

Track Meet organizers Coach Rachel Martinez and Coach Roy Farias have been training for weeks with the students.

Community members, such as former school board member Johnny Dorman, donated time to make the day special for the students. Dorman shot the starting gun for the events.

Students from each of the six 4th grade classrooms competed in each event for points which determined a meet winner and trophy holder. Mrs. Goldsmith’s class took the title this year with 127 points. 

Individual event winners were awarded ribbons. Caleb Kress set a new record in the 50 Meter hurdles with a time of 7.34 which beat the record of his older brother, Matthew Kress, who held the previous record with a time of 7.61.

Daniel Faircloth’s team took 1st in the 800 Meter Relay with a time of 2:33.34 which beat the prior record of 2:34 that was held by Cameron Guillot, Josh Chandler, Blake LeBlanc, and Alex Benoit.

Hunter Evans did not break a record, but took 1st place in the Softball Throw with an impressive distance of 123’ 9.”

Paris Fregia finished in 1st place with a time of 1:29.47, in the 400 Meter Dash. Many other events were held throughout the day to the delight of participants and spectators alike.