Tyler’s Daron Weekley Is Track, Soccer Standout
Daron Weekley, a 5’11” 170 lb track standout and soccer player, has been involved in sports since his freshman year at Tyler Consolidated playing football, basketball and track.
As a freshman, he helped the 4×800 team win the regional event and come away as regional champs, he also made it to the state meet where he placed seventh overall in the open 800. As a junior he came away with the gold at the regional event in the 800 open and placed sixth overall at the state meet in Charleston, while also competing in the 4×400 and the 4×800.
Weekley has lettered all three years in track. Last year he left the football team after being hampered by injuries but recovered in time for basketball where he earned a letter.
This year, Weekley is applying his athletic skills to the soccer field for the first time. He is being used at the outside-mid position and according to head coach Scott Wall he is having an immediate impact.
“Daron is a first year player who has picked up on the game very quickly, he is smart and is and athlete and I am very glad to have him. he plays well on defense and is a positive asset to our team, he brings varsity experience with him, we will play him at defense where there is little risk and as he progresses we will use him as needed,” Wall said.
Team captain and soccer standout Federico Perez said he was excited to have Weekley join the team.
“He brings a good work ethic with him, is a good athlete and is a great example for the younger players, he is picking up on the game very fast,” said Perez.
Weekley definitely sets and example when it comes to academics, he carries a current 4.1 grade point average into his senior year and is thinking about going to WVU next year and studying sports medicine and physical therapy.
“First I have some goals here at Tyler, I would like to win our conference in soccer and go all the way to state. Entering my final year of track, I plan on running indoors this winter and with everyone back I believe the Silver Knights track team can win our region and maybe even be the state champs come spring,” he said.
Weekley said his experience at Tyler Consolidated has been a good one.
“All of my coaches have been great, Coach Wall in soccer this year has really helped me believe more in myself, soccer is very demanding and there is a lot of non stop action, which means you need to really be in shape. I believe this will be rewarding for me come track time,” he said.
He also had high praise for head track coach Jill Lemasters, saying she has always been right there for me and has helped me tremendously.
Weekley is a member of the Pursley Church of Christ and said he would forever be grateful for the love and support of his mother and father who have supported him in all his high school endeavors.
We want to wish Daron the best on all that he does in his senior year at Tyler Consolidated and in his future beyond high school.