Starting Off With a Sprint

CHS boys track and field begins their season

Sarah Sahli, Features Editor, Sandscript Author

The CHS boys Track and Field team began their official season Monday, February 14th. The athletes dedicated significant time and effort over the past few months to ensure their preparation for the season. 

“I am looking forward to the track season starting and seeing the guys every day and working to help them get better,” head coach Brian Nallenweg expresses. 

The athletes will attend six practices a week including morning practices on Saturdays. This constant training allows the team to achieve as much success as possible. 

“There are a lot of different events in track like sprints, distance, and throws so practices do vary based on the event an athlete specializes in. We practice for an hour or two each day. Distance runners are out running miles while the sprinters do a lot of speed development. But it really varies in track and field, it isn’t one size fits all. I will say, generally speaking, everything we do in practice will always get them ready to do well in meets and to prepare them the best we can so that they can handle all the rigors of the track season,” Nallenweg explains. 

The driven athletes have many goals of their own this season and hope to take every opportunity to achieve them.

“I am looking forward to the 4×800 meter. It is probably going to be one of the events we go to the State competition for. I am always looking to improve my time and improve mentally and physically. I have been training more this year than I ever have to make that happen,” varsity distance runner and junior Bobby Berger says. 

In an effort to achieve these goals, the team must knock out some of their competition. Some schools serve as tough competitors.

“I am excited to compete against Valpo, Crown Point, and Portage. They have some good runners and it’s exciting to see how we will perform against them,” varsity distance runner and junior Jackson Tuck adds. 

These athletes must commit their time and effort into the sport to achieve good results. 

“Track is a long season, it’s vital to have practice every day and to work hard. As long as you do that you can do well on the track team,” Nallenweg ensures. 

The team will have their first indoor meet in three weeks and will continue competing every week afterward for the next three months. The Sandscript wishes the team the best of luck in their upcoming meets.