For many students starting high school, sports quickly become a part of them. Being in a high school sport is very competitive and it pushes kids to compete against older and younger opponents. In indoor track and field kids from different school will compete against each other not based on their age, but their times.
I had a chance to talk to a returning senior of indoor track and a first time freshman to see what the difference in their physical performances mentalities are. This is what I found:
What Events do you compete in?
Sean(19’): “The 55 meter dash, and sometimes the 4x200 relay” He has run the same events every year.
Jose(22’): “I compete in the 55 meter dash, the 45 meter dash, and the 50 meter dash.”
“In the future I plan on adding the 4x200 relay next year.”
What do you like most about track?
Sean: “I just love the excitement and the energy it brings to me”
Jose: “Competing against juniors and seniors”
Do you have any plans for the future in track?
Sean: “I plan to do it in college and hopefully I’ll see how it goes”.
Jose: “When I'm a senior I expect to just blow them out” and by blow them out he means will win every race. “My mindset right now is just to excel every year.”
What advice do you have for incoming freshman/and or younger class men moving up in track?
Sean: “I'd say don’t expect to be the best and when you’re a freshman just continue to work on it and later in your high school career you will do better” When Sean did track his sophomore year, he ended with a time of 6.92 seconds in the 50 meter dash, now his senior year Sean finished with a time of 6.65 seconds.
Jose: “Just to be ready for like the workouts and everything and also just like push yourself in practice and you'll see the results in the races.” Jose’s speed is very impressive as his top run in the 50 meter dash gave a time of 6.68 seconds.
Sean has participated in indoor track every tear of high school, now equaling 4 years
“I see it more as a competition and it’s a very competitive sport, it’s just very enjoyable.”
Sean also plays football for McMahon in the fall and runs outdoor track in the spring.
“Freshman year I just expected it as just a little work out for me, but as it went on I actually started loving it and it became my passion”
Jose plans to continue doing indoor track in the coming years, but plays baseball in the fall and spring. “To be honest, like for me its just to stay in shape and to keep my speed up”. Jose plans to continue doing indoor track for McMahon and plans to become a well known name in the McMahon community.
For more information on the track teams runs and events you can visit Athletic.net