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TRACK IS BACK – A Preview of the Boys Outdoor Track Season

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As springtime approaches, there are many things to look forward to. The fresh flowers blooming, the return of leaves on trees, but most of all, the start of the outdoor season for the Boys Track and field team. In the late winter months, the boys track team has been working hard both in the competition gym and in the weight room to prepare themselves for the upcoming competition which awaits them on the track.

Last year during the Sectionals Meet, the boys unfortunately got beat out for a spot at state. They were absolutely crushed, however, they’ve looked towards the silver lining and have turned their disappointment into pure motivation. Tyler Bernstein, team capitan, and a few of his teammates Kashyap Prasad and Jack Cushing, seemed optimistic about the upcoming outdoor season. 

“We have some good team chemistry going,” said Bernstein. “We have a lot of hardworking people and I think this year, we’re going to go back to the sectional meet and be a lot more productive.”

The team’s legendary ‘Fo by Fo’ (Four by Four) squad, which qualified for sectionals last year is rumored to be a powerhouse yet again.“We have a top 6 in the state right now for the four by four, so we are looking pretty good for making it to state. Hopefully we can bring back some bling,” said senior Jack Cushing. 

“Personally, this is the most locked in I’ve seen the team in all my three years running track, and Tyler has really been setting an example for how we should be working,” junior Kashyap Prasad added.

Getting into a sport can be hard, especially if it’s one that you’ve never tried before. That being said, the freshman on the track team seem to be taking the new experience well. Freshman Marcus Ridgeway said, “It’s really open, everyone of all skill levels participates and has a good time, so whether you’re serious about it or not, you’re going to have fun.”

With a fresh class of students stepping on the track for the first time, there were some stand out competitors, some expected, and some coming out of nowhere. Out of all the new recruits, George Thomas was a recurring name that echoed throughout the conversation around runners who had potential. It’s no surprise that George is a force to be reckoned with, running a 24.31 200 meter, and placing third in the annual Cabin Fever Invitational, hosted by Nike. 

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Senior Jack Quick is excited to finally join The Forest Scout. When he’s not in class, Jack is in the pool as captain of the swim team. During the springtime, he is a part of the Track and Field team where he specializes in hurdles. Some of Jack's hobbies include weightlifting, drawing, and fashion. But most of the time, you can find Jack enjoying the company of his friends. 
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