Get Fit with SJHS Track and Field

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 13:04

Spring is coming and along with it so is track. Track will start on Monday, March 21st. If you are a student with a GPA higher than a 2.0 you can join track. On Tuesday, March 8th the school will hold a meeting explaining track and what you can do. At the meeting you will get forms that you and your parents will sign giving you permission to join track. There is also a fee that you will have to pay of $35.

The coaches for this year’s track meet are not the same as last years. Mr. Blakey, a counselor here at SJHS, will not be coach this year. But instead there will be Mr. Strong, an English teacher at SJHS, and Mr. Nelson, a History teacher at SJHS. Mr. Kindrick, a science teacher here at SJHS and who is also going to be one of the track coaches, said, “I love to be a coach because l like to be active, and I love to be outside.”

There is a variety of events that you can participate in while doing track. There are sprints, hurdles, high jump, long jump, discus, shot put and distance. Every student has the opportunity to qualify for one of these events, But you have to come to the practices that are everyday after school for about an hour or so. On Wednesday all students will meet at the high school track at 4:00 pm.

Annie Anderson, an eighth grader at SJHS, said, “Track was the best, you get to hang out after school with your friends, you get good exercise, and its super fun!”  According to Annie, you get to try something new that maybe you have never done before. You get the opportunity to get in shape while still hanging out with your friends after school. During track meets you get to miss school, and compete with the other schools in our district.

Ali Earnshaw, SJHS Staff Writer