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Varsity track finishes season with victories

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Maura Skelley is a hurdler o this years team. Here is her competing against the Bellefont girls at the track meet Photo taken by Mikayla Billotte

With track and field season coming to an end, the nerves of the athletes are piling up with the last meet soon approaching.

 The girls’ and boys’ teams have been training anywhere from five to six days a week. With sprinters, jumpers, pole vaulters and long distance runners the track team has a well-rounded team of students this season. Students have been getting out of class throughout the weeks for away track meets but they still have to maintain their grades.

Q: What events to you participate in?

A: Jasmine Voncolln- “100 and 200 sprints. Also, the 4×1 and 4×4 and the long jump.”

Karlee Noel– “I run the 4×8, 100 sprints and 4×4 meter relay.”

Kayley Burke- “I throw.”

Domenic Roefaro: “I’m a thrower.”

TreyVaun Toney: “pole vault, 300 hurdles, 110 hurdles and high jump.”

 

Q: How long have you been involved in track?

A: Voncolln- “Since seventh grade.”

Noel-“Since seventh grade.”

Burke- “Since eighth grade.”

Roefaro- “Since eighth grade.”

Toney- “Three years.”

 

Q: Do you train at all other than at track practices?

A: Voncolln– “Yeah, I usually go on runs on the weekend.”

Noel– “ Yes I run on my own.”

Roefaro– “Sometimes I do.”

Toney– “ Eighth grade meet at the end of the year because I got the eighth grade pole vault record of a 10’8.”

 

Q: What do you feel has been your best meet so far and why?

A: Voncolln– “My best meet so far was the Mars invitational in eighth grade because I broke my own record and set my personal best.”

Noel– “My best meet would be the one in Lock Haven because I set my personal record in my relay and 800.”

Burke– “The very first meet because I threw the best in everything.”

Roefaro– “Probably the first meet because that’s when I put all my scores in.”

Toney- “ Eighth grade meet at the end of the year because I got the eighth grade pole vault record of a 10’8.”

 

Q: What do you think about right before you compete?

A: Voncolln– “I think about my form, getting my knees high and getting the fastest time I can get.”

Noel– “I think about my form and keeping up with the person if front of me and just letting it all out of the track.”

Roefaro-“I think about something angry so I can throw harder.”

Toney-“I hope I don’t fall.”

 

Q: How has track impacted your life?

A: Voncolln– “It’s kept me in shape, it gives me anxiety, and it gave me something to do after school.”

Noel-“I’ve grown to love it and it’s a regular thing for me to do.”

Burke-“It’s just a fun experience with all the people you meet and staying active.”

Roefaro-“It’s helped me bond with my peers.”

Toney– “It makes me tired.”

 

Q: What advice do you have for future students wanting to participate in track?

A: Voncolln– “I’d say run track for yourself don’t do it just because someone else wants you to do it. You have to do it because you love the sport.”

Noel– “Get involved because it’s a fun thing to do and there’s always something you can do.”

Burke– “It’s fun even though you may not be the best just being with your friends and having the experience is cool.”

Roefaro– “Always try your hardest and listen to what the coach says. If they’re trying to critique you take it as a compliment.”

Toney-“Make sure you get over the hurdle.”

 

 

TreyVaun Toney warms up before the meet starts  Photo taken by; Mikayla Billotte
TreyVaun Toney warms up before the meet starts
Photo by Mikayla Billotte
Jasmine VonColln gets coached as she was practicing before her turn  Photo taken by Mikayla Billotte
Jasmine VonColln gets coached as she was practicing before her turn.
Photo by Mikayla Billotte
Jonah Noel sprints his way to the finish line at the track meet versus Bellefont.  Photo taken by; Mikayla Billotte
Jonah Noel sprints his way to the finish line at the track meet versus Bellefont.
Photo by Mikayla Billotte
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    ISAAC STROBERTDec 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Good luck to the Altoona track team this year

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