By Elizabeth Carrillo Posted March 10, 2023
Track is a challenging sport that requires focus and determination. In spite of the challenges and the weather, the coaches were excited to see new faces on the track.
Coach Tyrell Lucas, who coaches sprinters, hurdlers, and jumpers, is looking forward to the season.
“I’m looking forward to having a lot of athletes coming out this year,” said Lucas.
There is a variety of activities in track that attracts different athletes. It’s exciting to see a large group of students interested in joining the sport.
For people that have never run track, it can be a good experience that pushes them to their limits. Track is about pushing your body to keep going.
It’s sprinter Anthony Martinez’s first year participating in track, and he is looking forward to the season through his nerves.
“It’s my first year for track and I’m nervous, but it’s going to be good,” said Martinez. “I’m looking forward to speed and trying to get faster, working on my running.”
While some are trying track for the first time, others have experience. Sprinter Angelica Leon Garcia suggested that people that are new to track should focus on learning from mistakes.
“Don’t be scared of failure,” said Leon Garcia. “Failure is really the key to being better.”
Thrower Morelia Magaña also focused on mindset in order to succeed in track. Magaña is looking forward to the season and she is hoping it will kick-start her for the future.
“I feel as if my first year will increase my mentality for my upcoming meets,” said Magaña.