Susky Track & Field Takes On Gettysburg
May 4, 2016
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The Susky track and field team faced off against Gettysburg for their fourth meet on Tuesday, April 12.
Despite an impressive effort, both the boys and girls teams lost narrowly to the Gettysburg warriors.
While preparing for the meet, many athletes were aware that the Gettysburg Warriors would be one of the most challenging opponents they would have to face during the season.
Junior athlete Sam Steines described the atmosphere of practices leading up to the meet.
“Most of the people are hard-working. I honestly think we’re gonna do quite well even though some people are nervous about it,” said Steines.
Nathan Shelley, a senior athlete in his fourth season of track & field, explained that Gettysburg was a challenging team because of their size and talent in a wide variety of events.
Because Gettysburg only won by a narrow margin, Shelley is confident that the team definitely has what it takes to tackle large, talented schools if they continue working hard.
Athlete Philip Karpouzie shared his feelings about the season.
“It’s been going great; the team’s really pushing themselves this year. But Gettysburg has a huge amount of people to choose from for their team. They’re a much bigger school and really talented,” said Karpouzie.
Karpouzie also explained that sheer size of Gettysburg teams means that they have a huge number of athletes that can focus on each individual event as opposed to a smaller team which would require each athlete to divide their attention between multiple events.
Even though the hometown Warriors came up just short at the end of the meet, their performance was still impressive against a talented team like Gettysburg.
The narrow defeat is not keeping the Warriors down; the team is hard at work preparing for a meet against Eastern York on April 20 and the Herb Schmidt Relays on April 22.