Indoor track starts new season

Senior+Jarrett+Gandy+is+seen+training+in+the+basement+of+the+school%2C+running+down+the+hallway+in+the+midst+of+the+2017-2018+season.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Indoor track starts new season

Senior Jarrett Gandy is seen training in the basement of the school, running down the hallway in the midst of the 2017-2018 season.

Senior Jarrett Gandy is seen training in the basement of the school, running down the hallway in the midst of the 2017-2018 season.

Mark Marietta

Senior Jarrett Gandy is seen training in the basement of the school, running down the hallway in the midst of the 2017-2018 season.

Mark Marietta

Mark Marietta

Senior Jarrett Gandy is seen training in the basement of the school, running down the hallway in the midst of the 2017-2018 season.

Trinity’s indoor track team is gearing up for another season. Seniors Jarrett Gandy and Quinten Harrison are the boys’ team captains, and Senior Faith Gandy is the girls’ team captain. Mrs. Burchett and Ms. Young are the team’s coaches. They are currently practicing three to four times a week, focusing on team warm ups and cool down, as well as working on individual events.

Senior Jarrett Gandy says the key to a good season will be “showing up and working as hard as you can.”

The season typically runs from the beginning of December to early March. Meets happen on Saturdays starting in January.

According to Gandy, indoor track meets have the same events order as outdoor track meets, but they usually have more people, longer waits in between events, and make for very long days.

Indoor tracks are a shorter distance than outdoor tracks, so team members run more laps to compensate for the shorter distance. The meets are usually held at Edinboro University with many different schools from all around western PA in attendance. The team usually leaves for meets at 7:00 a.m. and sometimes does not get back home until 11:00 p.m.  In between events, the team will cheer on others, watch other events, or watch heats of the same event. After meets, the team celebrates by eating giant cookies from Edinboro University.

Junior Dale Glotfelty says his favorite part is playing in the snow after a meet.

The team is anticipating Canon McMillan and Peters to be tough competitors this season. However, the team expects to be strong in the 400m dash and 200m dash for the boys, as well as sprints, the 60m dash, 200m dash, and 4x200m relay for the girls.

The entire team consists of 12-15 members this year, and five seniors, which promotes a “small team atmosphere,” according to Gandy.

For anyone wanting to join indoor track, Glotfelty suggests doing cross country to prepare.

Senior Quinten Harrison says that indoor track is good preparation for outdoor track, and that it is a good time to get into the sport.

The team’s first meet will be on January 5, 2019 at Edinboro University.

Harrison also says the team is “looking forward to a great season,” and “We’re ready to rock and roll!”