WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN: State title-contending Haskell 800 relay team can only hope for the best

The “What Might Have Been” feature series is Big Country Preps’ effort to celebrate area athletes who have seen their seasons affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The series will continue through June 15 or until the UIL rules that high school athletics statewide may resume. If you have a suggested story for the “What Might Have Been” series, please contact Big Country Preps at Evan.Ren@BigCountryPreps.com.

With a torrent of scary numbers being reported by the media and rumors running rampant on the internet, Haskell girls track coach Missy Burson is doing her best to keep a positive frame of mind during the COVID-19 lock down. 

She would prefer to see her athletes do the same thing. 

But with 379,965 confirmed cases and 11,851 dead in the United States as of this writing, the challenge of remaining upbeat grows on a daily basis. And nowhere in the Haskell girls track program is there a bigger potential loss than with its 800-meter relay team. 

The Haskell quartet of sophomores Tyreonia Amos and Lanayah Green, along with seniors Kara Stout and Kobie Walker had returned after earning bronze at the state meet a year ago. They were considered a strong threat for a Class 2A state title in 2020 prior to the lockdown, and with good reason. 

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