Picture by Mr. Blair
Indoor track is back, Warriors! The team already has two meets under their belt, facing off against opponents such as Justice, South Lakes, and West Potomac. Meets are once a week, and all events compete on the same day. The team is working overtime to secure as many victories as possible in the coming meets, with many athletes hoping to dominate the competition on the regional, district, and even state level.
Whether you’re chasing trophies or just trying to stay in shape, track has something for everyone. With events such as long jump, high jump, shot put, the 100 meters, and the mile, track is truly diverse.
Student athletes such as juniors Jack and Anne Kumashiro run year round. They both run cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track. When asked about his commitment to the team, Jack said, “I would say what brings me back now is the team aspect. It’s nice to come to a team that supports me and makes me a better athlete. I have a better work ethic now, and it also gives me a great high school experience.” When asked the same question, Anne said, “Track has helped me to build a lot of strong friendships. That’s why I keep coming back.”
Hannah Lewis, a junior and runner, has a similar story. When asked about what brings the team together, Hannah said, “The track meets definitely bring the team together. Whether people are running in races, jumping during hurdles or high jump, or throwing shot put, the whole team supports them and cheers them on.”
Athletes such as junior Joe Kelly and junior Ethan Richardson, on the other hand, throw shot put and do track for conditioning. When asked about his reason for doing track, Joe said, “My main reason is because I wanted to get stronger for football.” However, Joe and the other throwers work extremely hard for competitions. Junior and shot put athlete Ethan Richardson said that the throwers, “lift weights three times a week and practice throwing almost every day.”
Regardless of your event or how often you train, track truly brings Wakefield students together and motivates them to be the best versions of themselves every day. Since Track is year round, you can join almost any time. Contact Coach A at [email protected] for more information.
Their next meet is Today, Friday, December 20th at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Recreation Center at 5:30pm. It might be a nice way to kick off Winter Break, cheering on our athletes.