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Bruins set for Track & Field season

Sophomore Matthew Rodriguez and freshmen Gracie Terrell, Anna Russell, and Caitlyn McGovern listen to instructions for track conditioning. Photo by Jared Pittsley

Bruins are going the distance in preparation for the track season.

Bear River Track and Field athletes have started practices for a variety of events including shot put, high jump, pole vaulting, and short and long distance running.

Track Coach Scott Savoie talked about all the different events that Track and Field offers students.

“Well, you know, Track and Field is a spring sport that offers a lot of different events that kids can be apart of, which I think is pretty cool,” said Coach Savoie. “There’s a thing for any kind of person. There are strength events, speed events, there are events for people who can jump. All kinds of different thing to do.”

Track athletes explain why they are interested in participating in this spring sport.

“Track for me is a way of getting in shape for football,” said Sam Davis, a sophomore. “I have done track in the past. I have pole vaulted and done sprints. I hope to accomplish getting my pole vault up 3 feet and to cut my sprint time down, and all around my favorite thing about track is pole vaulting.”

“Track to me is a fun way of getting out and running, so I think track is really fun,” expressed Grace Terrell, a freshman. “I have not done track in the past but I hope to be capable of running longer distances and increase my speed at the same time. I’m very competitive. My favorite part of track are the workouts because I love to work out and it is fun.”

Coach Savoie talked about the lack of involvement for the sport.

“Over the years we have never had enough kids to really compete against some of the schools in our league,” said Coach Savoie. “You know we have schools that have 1500 to 1600 kids, you know with our 600 or 630, for us to get as many kids out for track as they do is difficult. You know when you consider a school of 1000, if you can get 10 percent of your kids out for track you’re doing pretty good, we are at right about 60.”

Zack Tener, a sophomore, explains why he decided to take part in Track and Field.

“You just have to push through the pain,” said Tener. “My favorite thing about track would be the endurance and the running. There is nothing else that I have done that has required so much mental focus. It’s my first year doing track, but it’s building up a mental fortitude. To push through and to condition my body are my main goals and now that I’m here, I wish I would have done it in the past.”

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Bruins set for Track & Field season