This is Patina Jones. People call her Patty. She is strong, independent and argumentative. She had a tough childhood. When she was six her father passed away. Later, her mother lost her legs because of diabetes. So, Patty and her sister Maddy moved in with their uncle and his wife. Patty is a runner. Her track team is called The Defenders.
Patty and her team are training to compete in the track meet. The pressure is high and everyone is working hard.
Your life is in slo-mo and you run like your feet are oatmeal!!
During the practice they are learning the relay. Patty's teammate Krystal is not as fast as her. This is a cause for a trouble...
A fight breaks out between the two girls. Krystal insults Patty by calling her aunt her "White Mother". Patty becomes fuming with hate from this comment.
Patty retaliates by insulting her and calling her slow. They fight for a few minutes until coach intervines.
Coach comes over and punishes them by making the two girls hold the same baton together. If one of them lets go, they will not be able to compete in this weekend's meet. After that, they compromise and become friends again.