It's no secret that this has been a special class for MacArthur Athletics.
The football team reached the postseason for the first time in more than a decade and the track squad is looking to build on a solid 2019 season.
"It's been big-time to change the culture here," Broderick Starnes Jr. said. "We've been the class to have turned it around and that's pretty special. It's been hard, but it's been a mindset of never giving up. We live by the saying here, 'Mac Pride Never Dies'."
At the epicenter of the Generals' success is Starnes – a dual-sport star who has often been the undercard.
Birds of a feather, flock together.
Eisenhower girls track has been a state contender for years and coach Ahmad Roper has another talented group led by Iyana Gray. The junior reached the Regional meet as a sophomore in the 200-meters and looks to build on her high school resume.
"When I was 12-years-old, I did summer track," she said. "I knew right then that this was I wanted to do with my life. I've just worked to get better at it. Now, track is my life. I'm trying to get my college paid for through the sport and see what happens from there."