Track season reaches finish line

As the track season comes to an end, many athletes reflect on what Coach Sue Gregory and assistant coach Angel Gonzalez have helped the team accomplish.

“Coach Gregory and Coach Gonzalez were a good addition to the team, and I wouldn’t mind if they came back next year,” junior Geofrey Peña said.

The two coaches introduced the team to new workouts and new ideas.

“This year’s track season was somewhat different with additional core workouts and new philosophies of the coaches,” junior Jacob Smithe said.

Jacob said he also enjoyed the responsibility Gregory gave the distance runners.

“Coach Gregory allowed us distance runners to handle ourselves with the experience we had,” he said.

Distance runner Sarah Day, a junior, had the opportunity to compete at state level at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

“I am without words how great of an experience it was to go to states, especially with being injured all last track season,” she said. “I really have learned to appreciate each opportunity I get to compete.”

Still, the track season wasn’t perfect for some athletes.

“If I could change something about the team I think I would change our time having recreational fun because to make track good and enjoyable the team needs that,” Peña said.

By Marco Pascual