Track and Field Opens Season

Team has solid showing at first meet

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Track and Field Opens Season

Junior Sam Edstrand clears a hurdle.

Junior Sam Edstrand clears a hurdle.

Photo by Skutt Catholic Yearbook Staff

Junior Sam Edstrand clears a hurdle.

Photo by Skutt Catholic Yearbook Staff

Photo by Skutt Catholic Yearbook Staff

Junior Sam Edstrand clears a hurdle.

Nathan Fletcher, Staff Reporter

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March 15, 2018 — The Track and Field Team competed in their first meet of the season Thursday at Concordia University. Out of 13 teams competing, the boys placedseventh and the girls placed eighth.

While they didn’t finish near the top, the team achieved many of the goals that it set going into the day. “My goal going into the meet was to lead our 4×800 team to victory,” junior Cole Mingo said. “We got second, but it was alright. We showed some promising effort,” Mingo said.

Many of the runners performed better than they thought they would. “We far exceeded what I was expecting us to do today,” head coach Steve Carroll said. “We walked away with some good finishes and some medals to take home,” Carroll said.

There were adjustments to be made considering that the Concordia Invite is an indoor meet, where the track is only 200 meters long as opposed to 400. “In indoor meets the laps are shorter so I knew that we’d have to run faster in the first lap,” Mingo said. “I feel like I adjusted to that really well,” Mingo said.

The outlook is hopeful for the rest of the season. “I have to keep chopping down that 800 time and run some state relays,” Mingo said. As a team, track and field is only going to get better. “Our goals for the season: to keep improving like we have been, keep everyone healthy, keep growing the team chemistry, and just getting better every week,” Carroll said.

Nathan Fletcher

Nathan became a member of The Flightline in August of 2017. He is a senior this year, involved in cross country, track, and drama, and can be found watching movies outside of school. You can email him at [email protected]