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Track and Field ready to leap into new season

The Bear River Track and Field team practices outside on a sunny day. Photo by Zach Fink

The Bear River Track and Field team is off to a running start this season and has high hopes for the feats they can achieve. 

Long-Distance Running Coach Skylar Mousley discussed his personal goals for this season.

“My goal as a coach is to help every athlete that comes through this program achieve their own personal goals for the season,” he said. “If we, as coaches, can do that, success will be inevitable any way you look at it.”

Coach Mousley is expecting that the team will consist of several different athletes. 

“I am expecting around 40-50 athletes this year,” said Coach Mousley. “Students should be excited about our new facilities because they are a fun place to train and compete.” 

Senior Grace Billingsley was thrilled about the fact that new athletes are joining the team.

“It is really nice to see a lot of new faces on the team this year,” she said. “For me, it’s my last season so it will be kinda good to spend [my] last season with everyone.”

Many of the athletes participating in this year’s season, such as Senior Chris Elias, discussed what events they are participating in. 

“I am a returning athlete this year,” said Elias. “I am participating in the 4×1 relay, the 100-meter sprint, the 200-meter sprint, and either pole vaulting or 1/10 hurdles.”

Billingsley had a similar feeling when asked about the different events she does.

“I am looking forward to running the 400 [meter],” said Billingsley. “[It’s] my favorite event.”

Record-breaking is a big deal when it comes to Track and Field because there are many records one can break, and many Bruins explained that they want that to accomplish that this year.

“I want to break the 200 meter record because I have a great shot at that,” said Junior Warren Davis. 

Elias felt similar about record-breaking. 

“I would love to break the 4×1 and the 100-meter sprint record,” he said. 

Many athletes were enthusiastic talking about Coach Mousley this year.

“Skylar was my cross country coach as well he is a good guy,” he said. “He is a good coach and I am super excited to be doing track this year.”

“I love Skylar,” said Davis. “He is a great guy and is honestly just really fun to be around.” 

Any rival is a considerable part of any sport, especially within Track and Field. 

“Colfax [High School] is always a big rival for us throughout all sports and that continues in Track as well,” said Coach Mousley. “Center High School is always a top competitor being a lot bigger than us… the league is very strong all the way around.”

Overall, the Track and Field team are ready to take the leap into this new season.

“I’m just really excited for the season,” said Cullers.

“I am very excited for this season,” said Coach Mousley. “[I] welcome all to come out and try any events that might suit your skill and talent.

– Catherine Desplancke contributed to this report

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