Winter is ending soon, spring is fast approaching. With the end of winter almost here, so are the sports, and soon baseball and track and field will start practicing for their new upcoming seasons.
To start off, the students were asked why they wanted to join track (whether or not this is their first year) and junior Lauren Hoerstkamp answered, “I decided to do track because you are only in high school once and might as well make the most of it and get involved. Track is also a very competitive but also a laid-back sport, and you get many opportunities.”
“I've done it the last three years and have been pretty successful so I have to finish strong,” said senior Martin Lewis.
Alaina Scott, sophomore, responded with, “I love track because it is an independent sport that I can focus on myself and get better.”
Next, the athletes were questioned about what they wanted to achieve this season, and junior Lauralie Grater said, “I am hoping to improve on my time and make it better than the previous years. I want to make one of the relay teams and just do better in general.”
“I want to get stronger and become a better runner,” replied freshman Ashlyn Beckmann.
Grace Allgaier, junior, responded with, “I hope to make it farther by myself, rather than being an alternate.”
Lastly, the junior and senior athletes discussed advice they wanted to give to the underclassmen and Lauren Hoerstkamp, junior, said, “You can always try everything once! I am 5' 1" and I tried high jump. You can always switch and there will always be more opportunities-- and the weather is great! You get a great tan!”
“Come ready to work hard,” responded senior Martin Lewis.
Junior Grace Allgaier answered, “Try to get out of your head because sometimes your thoughts can hold you back.”
Good luck to the track and field Shamrocks on their upcoming season. Earn New Haven High another state title, athletes!