Boys & Girls Track: Pain is Temporary, Pride is Forever
By Ashley Campbell and Taylor Conlin
It’s another season, folks, track and field! And with each new season comes new athletes, goals, memories, and strengths in numbers. So what will this season of 2013 unfold? Only time and practice can tell!
Senior, Megan Butler, has been involved in track & field since middle school. Butler does a mixture of running and throwing, but throwing mainly. She became interested in track & field at MHS when she realized how much she liked to throw and she could get out of the house more for the practices and meets. Butler had a personal best last season and hopes to have a better goal of throwing farther. Butler believes what makes a good track and field athlete is: “Somebody that actually proves their self to being good, rather than just talking saying they’re ‘good.’”
Joshua Jaramillo, also a senior, participants in the distance events. He has been involved in track & field since sophomore year. Jaramillo’s teammates are what made him decide that he wanted to join the team as well. He believes what makes a good teammate is to just “stick with it” and “run”. Jaramillo plans to achieve better, all new personal records this season.
Sophomore, Taylar Helsley, participates in relays, such as the sprint medley, and distance medley. She said the best piece of advice she ever got was from Maria Haas. Maria tells Helsley to “own the track and to make it hers.”
Athletes and coaches as well see this season as another door for better competition, new goals, goals met, and a great memory for all. Come down and cheer on the track and field at one of many meets this season!