Photo Essay: RM track sprints into new season

Sophomore Audrey Inglese leads the pack in the 1600.

Shelby Roth, Sports Editor

In the first home meet of the season, RM track and field hosted a tri-meet against Wootton and Whitman high school on Wednesday, March 29. This early season opportunity allowed athletes to put their training to the test, while representing their school at home.

Spectators lined the track watching the competition. The location and the weather welcomed many supporters to the track. “The meet was really fun. I liked the fact that we hosted the meet and I hope we do that more in the future,” said sophomore Nina Richards. “The weather was nice and everyone looked happy to be there.”

Distance coach, Steven Andrews, sees the Rockets growing as a team this season. “I would absolutely like for everyone to get at least a little bit stronger and faster during the season, so they set themselves up for further improvements in the future,” Coach Andrews said.

Every athlete has different goals going into the season. Some run track to improve their endurance for other sports, while some have their eyes set on breaking personal records, PRs. “I want to return (to track) slowly so I can fully recover from my injury by cross country,” sophomore Adam Dubelman said. “I also want to get more PRs.”

“My goals for this season are to be disciplined at practice and to put in the work, even when it gets hard,” Richard said. “I would also like to have fun, I think that’s one thing that draws me to track is the social component.”

Aside from individual goals, the Rocket athletes come together to cheer on one another.

“Although track has a lot of individual events, it really is a team sport. A strong and supportive team that practices consistently helps everyone improve,” Coach Andrews said.

The Rockets look to carry this attitude into this seasons remaining dual meets and invitationals. The next competition is the Patriots Invitational on Saturday, April 1.