With the beginning of track season, runners, jumpers and throwers are getting pumped and coaches are getting ready watch their runners race, leap and throw. The athletes are getting ready for new star players, improved statistics and an overall good year.
“As always you should watch out for Arden Lassalle, a sophomore that is ready to compete with Beverly’s fast distance runners,” junior runner Christian Soto said. “[Senior sprinter and jumper] Mitchell Dick also has already set a huge personal record at Mira Costa in the long jump, jumping 20′ 9″, and he improved his 100m time to 11.16 seconds.”
With many improved times, other teammates are working harder and looking forward to a better season.
“I think everyone has been working pretty hard. Last year went pretty well and we’ve gotten better,” senior jumper Chase Kumasaka said. “I’m looking forward to it.”
Although this new season took plenty of preperation and conditioning, boys track coach Tania Fischer seems confident in her players.
“I feel that this year we will do much better since we have dedicated athletes,” Fischer said. “Track is a tough sport and our boys have been working very hard.”