Hey guess what?! Track and Field has started! You don’t know what Track is? Keep reading and you will find out!
Track and Field is an activity all runners here at Springville Junior High can do. Practices are held everyday after school starting March 21st! After a certain amount of practices, there is a track meet. A track meet is where your school goes and competes against other schools. Kate Chatfield, one of the track runners from last year, said, “I love kicking other school’s butts at track meets!”
Track has many awesome coaches! One of them is the eighth grade health teacher, Mr. Hammon. Mr. Hammon said, “Track is such a fun sport. I’ve made some of my best, and lifelong, friends through track. I feel that track is a great way for students to have fun, make new friends, learn hard work, and make great memories.” Mr. Hammon is the sprint and throwing coach.
We have many other great coaches who make us better runners and more committed in life!Each different events has a different coach. Coach Hotchkiss is the hurdles coach. She is an amazing and fun coach.
Another coach is Mrs. Bodily, a math teacher. Mrs. Bodily said, “Track teaches students/athletes the value of hard work and dedication. Students who work hard and do their best can see results as they get better throughout the season. It is also a great way to meet people and make great friends. Students come together to compete as a team and create a great sense of camaraderie.” All of the coaches are amazing!
There are many different events in Track. Each event is very fun and can keep you physically and mentally in shape. A few of the events are the 4x100 relay, 100 meter hurdles, shot put, discus throw, high jump, 100 meter, etc. All of these events may not be for you, but you are welcome to choose any events that you like. For each Track meet there are four events that you can compete with. It can either be a throwing event and running or just throwing.
According to Connor Snapp, one of the runners last year, his favorite event is the 4x100 relay. He also said his favorite part about track is competing at the track meets.
Track is not just fun though; you have to work really hard to be faster and do your best at everything you do. Kate Chatfield said, “You have to train really hard, and you have to stay in good health.” Track is fun but also hard work at the same time. Having Track and Field helps kids be more healthy and be more active.
Now you know what Track and Field is! Do not forget to have fun and exercise to be ready!