BMHS PrideTime Reporter
As the winter is ending and spring is starting, Brien McMahon Boys’ Track Team have something bigger that they want to accomplish this year: state championships. In track and field, every event matters. Particularly in track, it’s very important to have good runners.
When people think of track, the first thing that comes to mind is running but Shemar Miller (‘20), a runner for the 4x100m race, believes it’s much more than that. To succeed, hard work is needed. “If I want get better each day, I know I’m going to have to work harder than most of the kids out here.”
To prepare for an important race or any race Rachney Sainval (‘18), a runner for the 100m race and the 4x100 race, believes that it’s important to have a positive mindset coming into the race in order to perform well. Another piece of advice Sainval shared was that in order to do your best, you should not compare yourself to others.
Both runners agree that track is usually a positive experience for them, rather than a stressful one. “One thing I really enjoy about track is how stress-free it is,” Miller remarks. “Even though we really want to win state championships, track is just a fun experience for us, rather than a stressful one. Of course, all of us take it very seriously. But we always look forward to practice and work our hardest without putting too much pressure on ourselves. For me, personally, there’s nothing better than accomplishing something in track that I couldn’t before. It’s a good relief to go to practice after a long day at school.”
Sainval discusses his techniques to become a stronger runner. “Everyday, at practice, I push myself to do a little more than I did last time. So, each day I create a new set of mental goals that I try to accomplish. I do all this to try to better my time and stamina. Running is really important to me, so I always do a little extra to make sure I’m getting better day by day.”
The Brien McMahon Boys’ Track Team continues to work hard daily to make it to state championships coming up later this year. The boy’s track team will have their first meet on Tuesday April 3rd, at 4:00PM at Jack Casagrande Field. Come out and support your fellow senators!