After finishing second at the District 12-6A track and field meet and third at the District 11/12-6A area meet, Killeen triple jumper Javon McCray was disappointed.
The senior wanted to win both competitions held at Copperas Cove, but Kangaroos head coach Greg Russell had a simple message for him.
“He wanted to win district and area,” Russell said, “and what I told him was the district round and the area rounds — and even regional — you want to move on to the next round. Yes, it would be nice to win it. But like I told him, the important thing is to move on to the next round so that you can continue jumping and competing, make it to state and go after it.”