Boys’ spring track season starts


Sarah Weathersbee

Head coach Chesney describes the procedure for practice before they head out on the field. The boys are preparing for their first meet.

Sarah Weathersbee , Reporter

On March 6 the boys seventh and eighth grade track season began with their first practice held in the gymnasium. Practices will continue to be at the school until March 20 and will then be moved to Mansion Park.

The boys’ team went undefeated last year and are hoping for the same results this season.

“ Last year our team didn’t lose a game, and we are hoping to continue that into this year,” Coach John Chesney said.

“ Last season we were actually undefeated, and I hope we will be able to say that after this season as well,” eighth grader Michael Bianconi said.

The team is excited to get to face their rivals.

“ I am excited to verse State college this year; they always bring some competition,” seventh grader Daniel Batrus said.

“ I’m hype to compete against Hollidaysburg this season; they have always been our rivals,” Bianconi said.

The players are looking to improve their skills this season.

“My goal is to qualify in all of my events and try to beat my personal records. Improving my speed would also be good,” Bianconi said.

“ I would like to improve my speed, jumping distance, and also social skills this season,” Batrus said.

Track is described as a very diverse sport.

“The one thing I like about track is that it is different than other sports; you can do different events. I would like to try pole vault, long jump and maybe even triple jump when we go to mansion,” Batrus said.

“ I have been doing track for two years now, and I am in distance. Although I’m under one category there are multiple different distances and races to participate in,” Bianconi said.

Although track is a team sport , the boys compete against each other.

“ I think it’s good to get to compete against members of your own team. It’s healthy competition and you can challenge each other to get better,” Batrus said.

“Getting to compete against members of your team makes you more competitive and makes you push even harder to get better and to get better as a team,” Bianconi said.

The coaches are encouraging their team to push at every practice to succeed their goal of undefeated.

“Continue to work hard everyday and go hard at practice to try and get better,” Chesney said.

Their first meet will be on March 26 at Mansion Park against each other.

Sarah Weathersbee
Line up! The athlete’s line up to head outside onto the Roosevelt football field for stretches.