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No Burks, no problem for cross country

Richard Cassone(11) running during a cross country practice on August 24th. Photo by Sam Anguiano

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2016

How do you race to the top after the graduation of the most accomplished long distance runner in school history? Cade Burks beat his competition by 26 seconds in the three mile last year, and leaves an indelible mark on Perry. However, individual accolades do not guarantee team success. “Cade was ...

Burks becomes 1st D1 state champ

Senior Cade Burks runs during the Mesquite meet.

Mia Irvin, Sports Editor

May 18, 2016

1600 meters. For senior Cade Burks, this number has resonated in his mind since his freshman year when he first began running track at Perry High School. 1600 meters would later become the distance that stood between him, and a Division 1 championship.   Along with the mile in which Burks took fir...

Girls and boys track continue to surpass expectations

Karson Hentges, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016

Last year, expectations were set high for track and field’s 2015-16 season; the women’s 4x100 team continued to improve, and both the men and women’s team would welcome returning talent as well as fresh faces in the following year. As the rest of the Pumas have been sitting back and watching this...

Track Wrap-Up

Devlin Clark, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2015

Track did outstanding this season. On the boys team, Seniors Brandon Rule, Jay Burch, Asante Dickson, Austin Nightingale, Thomas Richardson, Alex O'dell, Felix Drake, and Cole Crippen qualified for state. Junior Cade Burks, finished 2nd in the state for the 800 meters. On the girls team, at the state...

Cross Country Wrap Up

Seniors Ashley Gill, Kayla Junior, Callie Van Ryn, and Gabby Ybarra start the race together and strong.

Dequota Wilson, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2014

Cross country season is coming to an end and Puma cross country has exceeded expectations this year. At the Chandler City Invite, boys placed second and girls placed third. Top finishers at this meet included Cade Burks, Kane Hudson, Felix Drake, Gabby Ybarra and Leighton White. Sectional meet...

Mt. Carmel Invitational

Cade Burks gives words of encouragement to his fellow teammates before the race in San Diego, California

Dequota Wilson, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014

Cross cross country ran the Mt. Carmel Invitational Saturday September 20th in San Diego, California. “This was a really big invite in California, it was a hard course, and many people were running it,” states varsity runner Cade Burks. When asked about his goals for this race, Burks mentions:...

Chandler Invitational

Varsity runner and team captain, Cade Burks, practicing at Perry high school.

Dequota Wilson, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2014

Practicing since the summer, the cross country team has been putting in hard work. This weekend, they will be running in the Chandler Invitational at Tumbleweed Park. “This is a big meet, bigger than it was last year because the Sole Sports invitational was the week before, but this year [Chandler...

The Year of Rebuilding

Dequota Wilson, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014

With the top runners graduated and off to college, Perry cross country is in the season of reworking. With new coaches such as boys head coach Dan Pescador and plenty new assistant coaches for both boys and girls, puma cross country has their expectations set high this season. Pescador has coached...

Track breaks record and goes to state championship

Haley Brown, Staff Writer

May 20, 2014

Boys' track had a successful season which flew by with help from star athletes. Sophomore Cade Burks broke two school records and senior Jackson Spilsbury almost broke a record in the 400 meter with a time under 50 seconds. At the state championship, Burks placed 2nd in the 800-meter run with a time...

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