A smaller track team seems to have a brighter future

A smaller track team seems to have a brighter future

By Taylor LaTray Posted March 15, 2013

Spring sports have recently begun and among them is Lowry Track. Coaching Lowry track is Grant Beatty, Kristie Brinkerhoff, Sean Murgel, Taua Cabatbat, and Gary Etcheverria. Last year the team was very successful with over ten members making it to state.

“We’re gonna throw far, we’re gonna throw hard, and we’re gonna win. With the teams dropping to our league in the south the sprinters are going to get it over everyone else. Although, our smaller team this year may end up being a better thing for us,” said coach Cabatbat.

This year the team hopes to reach the same outcome or perhaps an even better one, but it will be a difficult task with more teams having been dropped down to our league this year. This year fewer students are participating in track than normal, but according to sprinting coach Brinkerhoff, the group that did do track this year is very dedicated and seems to have a bright future this season.

The group’s first track meet was held March 9 in Spring Creek where all throwing events were canceled for the day, but Michael Billingsley and Rachel Sigurdson shined in pole vaulting with Sigurdson placing first. After losing his top spot in the long jump last year, Robert Stepper was determined to regain his place and came out first. Jillian Albright took second place in the 800m, and Taylor LaTray was second in the 400m dash. The sprinting relays also excelled with the boys receiving first and fourth and the girl’s team receiving first and second places.