Track Team Trains for New Season

Ana Serratos and Emma Crosa

This year, after a season cut short, the track season is back and the runners are anticipating the start of the season.

Despite the pandemic, the Track team is preparing for their first meet after a long year of waiting. The track team trains at Tropical Park Monday-Friday.

“Last year we were only able to attend two meets so I am excited to start this season and dominante the track,” Head Coach Javi Jove said.

Last year’s season was unexpectedly cut short to only two meets due to the COVID-19 lockdown. This year, there will be fewer meets than the previous seasons because of the pandemic, but there are certainly more meets than there were last year.

Covid hasn’t affected the practices, but the team did have to shrink.

“This year is a bit different from past years because we had to cut more people than usual and we have less people in each event, but I think it will be a great season.” Coach Danny said. Covid has definitely impacted this year’s track season but they are not letting anything come their way.

Coach Jove is anticipating the start of the season and cannot wait to see his runners reach the finish line placing top ranks. Coach Jove is also the cross country coach, and is very passionate about pushing everyone to their fullest potential. He wants his runners to perform the best they can in the midst of everything that has been going on.

Pre-season had been going on since January, but the season officially commenced on February 15th. Despite the intense practices, many people are very excited and look forward to starting Track.

“I think I am most excited about being able to make lasting friendships and going to meets to compete,” sophomore Sophia Cortina said.

She is part of the hurdles team, one of the many field events besides from poll vault, long jump, discus, javelin, and high jump.

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