Community R-VI high jumper Emmalee McCoskey recently took the track and field program to the next level after advancing past the district round to state sectionals two weeks ago.
She was the first to advance that far since the program restarted six years ago. Her season unfortunately came to an end this past weekend at sectionals in Centralia after clearing 4’6” in the high jump for sixth place.
“Emmalee gave her best and we’re real proud of what she’s achieved this season,” said Community R-VI head coach Bob Fischer.
“I’m especially grateful to coach Erin Mack who personally invested a lot of one on one time with Emmalee. The nice thing is, Emmalee’s a sophomore, so she still has two more years, and two more chances to make it to state.”
Fischer said he was proud of how his entire team competed this season.
“This group is one of the hardest working bunch of athletes I’ve ever had,” Fischer said.
“This season alone, we set, and several times, reset, nine school records. I have no doubt, next season, we’ll see new school records set, and have a few more kids advance to sectionals, possibly state. As a coach, I couldn’t ask for a better group of kids to work with. When it comes to effort, hard work, sportsmanship, and maintaining a champion attitude, these kids take it to heart. They are a blessing to coach.”