Track team sprints to early success

FHN track has been off to an exceptionally good season so far this year.


With high placings, spirits as well as motivations are up for both the coaches and athletes alike.
Such a positive start boosts the confidence levels for the upcoming Varsity boys and Varsity girls track meet on April 16 and 17 at Parkway Central.
“I expect Stephanie Agre to place in the Triple jump and Lauren Viehmann to clear 5 ft. in the high jump,” coach Bash said. “I’m sure the boy jumpers will also make a good showing.”
Previous competitions such as Friday Knight Relays have all served as future preparations for this big meet. The boys placed first in the 8×200 and Varsity girls placed second in the 4×1600. These great showings by the teamearned guys 1st place and the girls 2nd place in the entire meet. Overall, it proved to be a great learning experience for the team.
“We use the dual meets and medal meets as time trials,” Doc said. “Opposing teams do come but we mainly use the meets to see whose going to run JV and Varsity.”
Each level of sprints, distance, and shot-put teams train in their own individual ways. Although
each event has their own style of training, one thing is for certain: each come to practice everyday to prepare for meets. This show of everyday commitment creates a feeling of unity and dedication among the team.
“They all have their individual work outs, but obviously if there’s a meet coming up, that determines
the intensity of the practice,” Doc said. “Practices have been really intense so I think the kids are ready for the season.”