No break for track athletes


Spring practices consist of individual training for each event. Sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers train under the same workouts but jumpers and hurdlers frequently separate to do more specific training for their events. While distance runners on the other hand mainly run and complete workouts together as a group. Photo courtesy of McDaniel’s photography.

Megan DiGiovanna, Staff Writer

Sleep, sun and rest may be the best words to describe spring break although athletes competing with the track and field team this spring season had a very active break including multiple practices and a meet.

The meet and practices were not mandatory to those traveling however, athletes who did spend their break abroad were given workouts to complete throughout the week with sprints and core exercises.

“[This is the] spring break training. Stay safe and Active,” Coach Hank Ray tweeted with an attached workout schedule.

Unfortunately, for those who were available over break the meet was cancelled due to early morning thunderstorms but was replaced by an optional workout at the Gregory Center weight room.

“I will be at the HS [un]till 11 if anyone wants to work out in the Gregory.

Remember ‘No Sleep’” Ray tweeted Apr. 2.

Aside from the weekday practices, the teams high jumpers got together to practice at the high school over the last weekend of spring break. They had a regular practice but were also accompanied by the high jumpers from the jr. high.

Despite the tough schedule over break staying in shape will prove to be beneficial in the coming weeks as the track and field team embarks on their spring meets to hopefully top their efforts last season.

To visit the track and field teams twitter click here