EVART \u2014 Alex Newton and his Evart boys track team have had an excellent season so far. They\u2019re hoping it only gets better. The Wildcats have the Division 4 regionals coming up this weekend and then the Highland Conference meet next Tuesday. In Evart\u2019s final home meet on May 7, Newton, a senior, took first in the 200 (23.9) and won, as the first leg, the 400 and 800 meter relays and the open 100. He was first in the two relays in 45.1 and 1:35, and third in the 100 (12.8) The 200 has been his event all year with a time of 23.1, which he clocked earlier this month at Lakeview. \u201cI want to break 22.8,\u201d he said. \u201cI need to work on my form and my stride.\u201d It\u2019s his fourth and final year of track, and his best one. In the 200, Newton hopes to get first place in the league and regional meets. \u201cI think I have a good chance,\u201d he said. \u201cI ran a time equal to 12th in the state last year. I went to state but didn\u2019t run in the finals race.\u201d Newton said a good start is the key to his success in the sprints. \u201cWe\u2019re increasingly strong (in sprints),\u201d Newton said. \u201cI feel we can become first in the state again by (bigger) margins.\u201d Last season, Evart won the Division 4 team meet. Newton is hoping the Wildcats can do it again. \u201cIt\u2019s been a fantastic season,\u201d he said.