Indoor Track Begins a New Season With High Hopes

Joshua Dubreuil ‘20
EE Senior Sports Editor

As winter sports are finally starting, the Trumbull High School Boys’ Indoor Track Team had their first official practice on Thursday, December 5th. Their first meet of the season is on December 20th, at James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Connecticut. The captains of the team are Junior Joseph Gregory, Senior Daniel McKeon, Senior Evan Seymour, and Senior Andrew Spillane.

Indoor track consists of many events. There are jumping events, such as high jump, long jump, and pole vault. There are also running events, including sprinting and distance.

Students who enjoy sprinting often participate in races such as the 50m; the 300m; or relays, such as the 4x200m or the 4x400m. Conversely, students who like long distance running more often race in events such as the 1000m, 1600m, or the 3200m. There is also a throwing event: shot-put.

A nice feature of the team is that unlike other sports, there are no cuts. As long as one shows up to practice everyday with a good attitude, he will be able to participate, without having to worry about performing better than his peers in order to make the team.
As the season starts, many seasoned seniors reflect on this being their last year on the team and look forward to it being a good last run.
Senior pole vaulter Adrien Joseph, very enthusiastic to be starting his fourth year of indoor track, notes, “I have made countless memories from my indoor track experiences and I think that our team has the potential to perform very well this year.”

“I am very excited to start my final season of indoor track,” says Senior distance runner Tyler Rudich, agreeing with Joseph, “all the guys I’ve come to meet and the new freshmen I am soon to meet have made indoor track something special to me and something I can look back and smile about.”

To the contrary, after completing his first season of cross-country, Freshman Ryan Klaiber is very excited for his first year of indoor track, noting, “I’m happy to start running with all of my friends, especially my older brother Nick, who really got me into running.”

In fact, the team is overjoyed to be beginning a new season full of opportunities. Senior Cyrus Asgari, Sophomore Varujan Edwards, Gregory, and Senior Nicholas Klaiber are all very eager for the season because they are forming a top tier relay team with the potential to qualify for Nationals in the 4x800m or the 4x1600m.

Klaiber describes his high hopes as, “We have a great group of runners this year, and with our relay team, I believe that we have a really good chance at qualifying. It would be awesome to be able to finish my senior year by qualifying for Nationals.”

Edwards, when asked about his experience with the team, says, “As an underclassman runner who only started last year, the upperclassmen have really motivated me and made me feel welcome to the team.”

The Indoor Track Team is always welcoming new members, so this excitement is open to all male students this winter. Otherwise, be sure to cheer on the team as they prepare for a great season.

One Response to Indoor Track Begins a New Season With High Hopes

  1. Pedro says:

    This article is fascinating, my brother is learning how to do track

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