Freshmen reflect on track season

Every day after school for three months, the track team practiced for its weekly meets. Monday, the team celebrated the end of the season with a banquet in the cafeteria. 

“I thought the banquet was a good way to reward us for the season because it showed all the progress we made,” freshman Angela Maley said. ”I think that people should join next year. It’s a very good experience and a good way to get a varsity letter.”

Freshman Raven Morgan joined the team this season.

“When I originally signed up for track it was mainly because I wanted to opt out of HOPE, but it ended up being a really great year,” Morgan said. “But this season wasn’t necessarily about running for me. It was more the experience and being on a team with my friends and I really bonded during the season.”

But Morgan says she did progress throughout the season.

“[Coach Inga] Devlin really pushed me because I am definitely not the best runner,” Morgan said. ”For my event — the 300 meter hurdles — I was 1.12 seconds and I got it down to 1.09 seconds, which was an improvement for me.”

Maley also called her season a success.

“I think that I improved this season and it helped me a lot for cross-country,” she said. “We did more speed work instead of long-distance, and I think this improved my running skills and my endurance. Compared to middle-school track, I think the first year was kind of difficult just because they expect more of you. It was just a little intimidating, but overall it was a good season.”

By Rhyann Martin