Track and Field Enthusiastically Kicks Off the Season
March 24, 2016
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Although spring sports have only recently begun, Susquehannock’s Track & Field team is charging into a packed schedule of meets and invitationals.
The team kicked off the season in full swing during “Meet the Team” night at the high school on March 14.
An energetic preseason has left the team prepared for their first event; the Warriors will take on Northeastern in an away meet on March 29.
Track & field athlete Kelsey McCullough has put forth a lot of effort to prepare herself for the season.
“The team as a whole has been doing a lot of different things; working hard on muscle strength in the weight room and also endurance on the track. Everyone’s concentrating on their own specific events in order to reach our team’s goals,” explained McCullough.
Besides the rigorous workouts over the last few weeks, team member Alex Kettinger turned to other methods to improve his game.
“Of course, we’re working out a lot and running a lot. Sometimes, people don’t really think about it but eating right is a big help,” said Kettinger.
“On top of all of that, we’re going to have to hit the road a lot so we can reach a point that we’re comfortable at to really go into the bulk of the season.”
Senior Nate Shelley has been a member of the Track & Field team for all four years of his high school career.
“Personally, I’m trying to make it to counties and in one of my events, the 4 x 8 relay, I might even be able to make it to districts,” said Shelley.
Shelley also noted that the team faces major competition in the form of Gettysburg and that a team effort is the only avenue to overcome them.
Other than a packed schedule of meets and invitationals, the team will be celebrating its’ senior night at the high school on April 26.