Track Prepares for Postseason

Track Prepares for Postseason

Sam Katulich, Senior Staff Writer

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, spring sports are reaching the championship portion of their respective seasons, and expectations are high. For outdoor track, the team has been training for months just for this moment; the chance to shine at SMAC, Regional, and the State Championship meets. The team even has a shot at winning the team titles for SMAC and Regionals.

On the girl’s side, a talented cast of sprinters earn a bulk of points every meet, and the distance and field athletes are a strong presence in their respective events. The girl’s side is led by sprinter Leya Essex, who has been undefeated in 3 sprinting events at the Viking Invitational. Essex and her relay teams will hope for the 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400 meter relay titles at SMAC, Regionals, and States.

On the boy’s side, a well-rounded team has proven effective all season, and they will look to continue a balanced attack in sprints, distance, and field events. The boy’s team has a multitude of talented athletes, including indoor state champ thrower, Ethan Aus. Aus will look to continue his dominance in the postseason, with hopes of winning gold in both the shot put and the discus throws. On the track team, the boy’s 4x800m relay team has gone undefeated in SMAC competitions this season, and is loading the relay for the postseason with aspirations of a school record, SMAC record, national qualifying time, and a podium finish at the state meet. The boy’s team also includes a first class team of sprinters and jumpers this season, with strong relay teams to bolster their performance.

As the school year winds down, make sure to get out and support the LHS track team, and all other spring sports, as they make their way into the most important part of their season.