This year the boys track team consists of a good number of boys and Coach Bob Monahan hopes that it will continue in years to come. As for the indoor meet coming up, Monahan and coach Monte Riebhoff are thinking of having long jump, shuttles, and possibly some sprinters participate.
Everyone hopes that the weather will warm up so they can go outside for practice, but instead they are running in the halls and lifting weights to get in shape. For instance, Koby Hunnicutt is one of many trying to watch what he eats to help get in shape and improve his performance, he hopes, “to win a race and a field event” for this track season.
As for the girls track team, coach Pete Dammel believes that they will be running the shuttle, 4x800, 1500, and some sprints for the upcoming indoor track meet. Unfortunately due to students' busy schedule they tend to be out of shape, making them unable to be fit enough for the upcoming indoor meet. To help with being out of shape the girls are currently working on their core strength more than they did in the past years of track. Dammel and coach Tony Konkler will also be working on leg mechanics, running habits, blocks, and more with the girls than they did in past seasons.
Due to the decrease in enrollment there is also a decrease in the amount of students going out for track. Junior Track member Kaitlin Andersen said, “The decrease of kids in track is sad but not unexplainable. I feel that many kids have busy schedules and sometimes they just can't fit in the time it takes to make a sport happen.”
Freshman Cole Petersen said, “More kids should be doing track because it can help you get in shape.” As they say the more the merrier; however, between everyone's busy schedules and being in or out of shape, all wishes to beat his or her own times and accomplish goals and have fun during Audubon Wheeler’s track season.