A new season for track and field means tryouts for new members and strong returning athletes for both the girls and boys side. The many different events in track and field provide opportunities for athletes to push themselves harder and showcase their different skills.
“I hadn’t really ever done a sport, and my freshman year I wasn’t sure what to do,” junior Alyce Medrano said. “Track and Field is more individual, so I enjoy getting on the line and having it all in my hands. It gives me more of a purpose and I don’t know what I would do without it.”
Practicing from 2–5 p.m. on weekdays and 8–10 a.m. on Saturdays, the team trains vigorously to win competitions and championships.
“Coach Krieg always makes sure to watch us and give us input on how we can improve our throws,” senior Sophie Holt said. “The team is super helpful. We’re all close and are always cheering each other on and helping each other.”
Kicking off the season on Feb. 27 against Basha High School, the team has many upcoming events including a trip to Pasadena, California and their Aztec Invitational at Corona del Sol High School on March 2, where they placed third. The coaches and players have set high expectations to win city, place top five at State and qualify an athlete in each event.
“Right now, we’re just working on speed agility, technical running work and increasing intensity while decreasing rest periods as we move through the season,” Head Coach Krieg said. “I think we’re going to get better and hopefully that leads to wins and a City meet.”
For more information on track and field, contact Coach Krieg at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.mpsaz.org/rmhs/athletics/programs/track.
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