Track Prepares to Start the Season Amid COVID
February 12, 2021
In a year unlike any other, the HHS track program remains one of the most exciting and anticipated sports of the year.
While the season will look different when it comes time for spring sports to start, the track captains are doing what they can to make the most of the limitations.
“Usually this time of year we would host optional track practice four days a week, but because of Covid, we were not able to do that,” said Amelia Carrizales, senior.
Instead of the optional practices leading up to the season, the track captains started hosting bi-weekly workout sessions, where students can work their abs and take part in high-intensity interval training (HITT).
“This is a great way to get in shape, especially for those who do not have access to a gym or are not competing in a winter sport,” Carrizales said.
On top of the preseason looking different, the makeup of the team has also changed.
“This year there are a lot of captains. We have ten girl captains and eight boy captains, so in total there are 18,” said Carrizales.
The reason behind having more captains than a normal year is because of the large number of expected participants that will be joining track this year.
“We have two classes of new athletes since last year’s freshman (now sophomores) never really got a season,” Carrizales said. “That being said, this year’s freshman and sophomore class are all new to the program.”
Having more captains is a way to help guide and support the newer athletes, such as helping them decide what events to compete in, learn how to warm up, and lead them throughout the season.
Regardless of how the season may look, the captains are anxious to compete and lead a new team.