Unified Track, Let’s Run!

Gabrielle Rose, Sandscript Author

Running is a great way to exercise, and if students don’t want to do it alone, students should consider Unified Track. It is a great way to get in shape and make conversation with new friends. Unified Track joins students with and without disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. Unified Track is an official IHSAA sport, and student athletes must be able to make a commitment to the team. A physical form is required on file in the athletic office in order to participate.

Unified Track starts March 7, with practices every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3-4 in the Field House. In order for you to participate in the meets, you need at least 10 practices. Meets will be on Thursdays starting April 14. Meets will start at 4:30.

During practices, students won’t just run around the track. Students will play games such as freeze tag, rolling around on scooters, treasure hunts around school grounds, and frisbee. Also, in Unified Track there are many different events for students to participate in. These events are: Long Jump, Shot Put, 100M Dash, 400M Dash, and 400M relay.

“My favorite part about Unified Track is watching everyone come together as a team and support each other” says Coach Micchia.

Unified Track is a great way to stay in shape, make friends, and make a difference in your community. If you have any further questions, you can email or talk to Ms. Anselm or Mrs. Micchia.
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