Track and Field is Running Into Season


photo courtesy of Katrina Husby

Junior Katrina Husby leaps over the hurdle in her track meet

Track and field  is running back into season for the 2021-2022 school year. This year our school has hired a new coach, DeShawn Seymour. Team captains are not named yet due to the fact Coach Seymour is new and is still trying to find the right fit for captain.

The track and field team has been working hard to get ready for their first meet in a couple of weeks.

What all goes into preseason?

“We just did a lot of  conditioning. On Monday, it’s called Muscle Monday, so we’re usually in the gym working out with weights. On Friday, it’s our hybrid day, so sprinters run distance workouts and distance runners run sprinter workouts. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are just workouts for our specific events. Before our first meet, we’re running time trials so our coach can see where all of us are and which events each of us thrive in,” junior Aaron Laxamana said.

The events that the team will compete in are 3200 meter run, 1600 meter, 800 meter, 400 meter, 200 meter, 100 meter, 4 x 400 meter relay, 4 x 100 meter relay, 300 meter hurdles, 100 meter hurdles, Long jump, High jump, Triple jump, Pole vault, Shot put, and Discus.

There are a few newcomers to track this year , but a lot of veterans.

Throughout all of the years you’ve done track, what has been your favorite part? “My favorite part is the lifelong friendships I’ve formed with teammates, coaches and competitions,” junior Katrina Husby said. “Track and running in general has been a huge part in me finding myself and discovering a way I can use my gifts to glorify God, as well as providing an outlet for me and teaching me valuable life lessons.”

As a newcomer to track and field what are you most excited about?  “I’m the most excited for trying out pole vaulting and potentially competing in the event,” senior Cali Webb said. “I also really like my team so I’m excited to finish out my senior year with all of them.”

The team will compete in their first invitational on March 12 at Davis High School, which is the Holden Invitational, and their first league  meet is on March 23 at Encina Prep High School.