Athletes Transition to Outdoor Track

Ella Harshyne '24, Staff Reporter

It is an exciting time for track athletes as they are transitioning from indoor to outdoor track and field. The indoor track season concluded February 4 when the last meet, States, took place at Prince George’s Sports Complex in Landover, Maryland. Although December practices reached low temperatures, the athletes were blessed with warmer temperatures towards the end of February. Even though winter track is over, athletes continued their practices two to three times a week throughout the month of February to stay in shape.

The spring season started Monday, February 27. From building long-lasting friendships to discovering new talents, the spring track season will be lots of fun. During the spring season, the track team will compete at different schools. As the months advance, nice weather will emerge and there is even a chance to catch a little tan. Lots of people are excited for the spring season to start. Julia Mufigho, a junior at Archmere, expressed her excitement for the upcoming season. When asked why she is looking forward to the upcoming track season, Julia exclaimed, “I am so excited for the outdoor track season because I will get to enjoy the nice weather and spend time with my friends at practice while also experiencing the thrill of competing in events!” During this season, the distance team will endure long runs and the sprint team will run a number of flies, or timed short distance running.

Whether you are an inexperienced or seasoned athlete, the track team would love to have you join them this spring season. Between the short distance sprinters, the mile runners, the jumpers, the hurdlers, and the throwers, you are almost guaranteed to grow as an athlete.