A First of Firsts

April 23, 2012 | | Leave a Comment

By Akane Fujimura

“It’s my best sport!” Freshman Chris Bice, who takes part in the track & field team stated. The first track & field meet of this season took place in Anchorage on April 14th with thirty-eight schools participating. For the eight freshmen on the team, it’s also their first meet in their high school career.

Crystal Crane, another freshman, was in the 400 meter relay, the 100 meter relay, and the 200 medley. “I think we got 15, 15 and 16 overall out of at least 24 schools. My first track meet was great and we had lots of fun. I felt like I wanted to do it again right after the meet. ” Chris agreed, “It was really fun. I got scared before the meet, but then I was like ‘it’s going to be fun’ and I think we did pretty well.”

According to Crystal, the meet was high level and people were very competitive. “During the event, I was really focused on passing people,” Crystal said. Chris explained, “High school has a lot more events than middle school and they are more competitive.”

Bill Steyer, the head coach of the track team, thinks that the most important thing that he expects for freshmen is to have a good time as a team. “I also expect them to learn some skills in track & field, various events, learn that track is a hard sport because you really have to push yourself to work hard, and over time you’ll see some success.”

“It’s all about self-improvement,” Steyer added, “Everyone comes in at different levels. The most important thing is that everyone improves. And they are.”


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