Article: The Track Coaches of SJHS

Article by Kara Larsen - SJHS Student Staff Writer


Track season is coming up for Junior High Schools, and information on the track coaches is sought after. Mr. Hammon will be coaching sprints, hurdles, and relays, Mr. McKell will be coaching the distance races, Mrs. Hatch is the throwing coach, Mrs. Hotchkiss will be coaching hurdles and long jump, and last but not least, Mrs. Trunnell will be coaching the high jump event. Track season begins in March, and an information meeting has already taken place for those who wish to participate. Practice takes place after school in the field behind the school.

Mr. Hammon says, “I love to see my athletes making friends on the team.” Students say that they like all the track coaches, but the overall favorite seems to be Mr. Hammon. Jarom Gibb, and eighth grader who has done track before says that something the coaches should change is they should stop doing hills. Richmond Durfey says that he likes how the track coaches know what they’re talking about. Track is a great opportunity to make new friends and possibly find a new hobby… running! The students are all looking forward to a fun track season with the coaches this year.

Coaches donate their time to help the students grow and develop their running abilities. The coaches do their best to help the students have a good time in track and to improve.