Time to grab your spikes and sunscreen because track season is coming up fast! Students around the county are getting prepared for another season.
Track season starts March 2nd at New Haven High School. Students of the high school are excited and ready to get started on the sport. Track events consist of running events, jumping events, and throwing events.
Some of the athletes were asked a few questions before the season.
The athletes were asked what events they plan on doing this year and what events they did years prior, and junior Ellie Westermeyer responded by saying, “This year I plan on doing shotput, discus, and javelin, which are the same events I did since freshman year.”
Freshman Brenna Langenberg responded by saying, “This year I plan on doing high jump, 100 meter, 200 meter, and 400 meter, and those are the same events I did in middle school.”
The same athletes were asked what their goals/hopes were this year, and junior Hannah Rethemeyer replied saying, “I hope to break 2:40 in the 800 this year and to also make it past sectionals.”
Junior Payton Burkhardt said, “I hope to get better in the 800 and get out of being an alternate.”
Finally, the athletes were asked what they are doing to prepare for this season, and Ellie Westermeyer said, “I am working hard during basketball which is helping me prepare for this season.”
Junior Caroline Otten responded saying, “I am currently in basketball so I haven't been able to do much, but I normally start running a few miles every week a few weeks before track practice starts so my legs are getting back into the groove of running.”
The freshmen were asked if they are nervous about their first year of high school track, and Brenna Langenberg said, “No, I’m not nervous because I am confident in myself and my abilities in this sport.”
Good luck this year, Shamrocks!