Winter track

Transition to spring begins


At a spring track meet junior Jeremiah Hunter prepares to run a sprinting event. Meets consist of all throwing, jumping, and running events. As well as triple jump, an event not done in the Junior High. Photo courtesy of McDaniel’s Photography.

Meghan DiGiovanna, Staff Writer

Ohio’s fastest sprinters, jumpers, hurdlers, and distance runner’s came together to compete March 7 for the indoor track state meet.

The track team gave it their all and placed well especially with their third place finish in the men’s 4×800.

“To Stand Tall On The State Podium – Means You Have To Give Everything-Even Your Breakfast! CONGRATS 4×8 3rd At State,” Sycamore Track and Field tweeted.

“I placed fifteenth and jumped five feet. I feel like I could have jumped five foot two though,” senior Lisa Ruffin said.

After the successful state finish the track team prepares to embark on the new season of outdoor track.  Few changes are made other than the size of the team grows and competitions are closer to home and practices are held outside.

Despite the past few weeks being extremely cold, weather looks good for the first week of outdoor practices with temperatures in the fifties.

Although many of the spring athletes competed and practiced with the indoor team, some athletes are joining the team after playing a different winter sport or not playing one at all.

“I’m excited to start the spring season because I couldn’t play a sport this winter because I was injured,” freshman Lily Martinson said.

The spring team is divided into Varsity and Junior Varsity although; the Varsity team is split into an “A” and “B” team.

The coaching staff grows alongside the team taking on more coaches to specialize in each event in addition to Coach Hank Ray and Coach Steve Nester ready to coach the new season.

To see the track teams twitter click here