Boys track starts season

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Connor Walsh, Co-Sports Editor

 

         As spring starts to roll around and winter sports start to wrap up, spring sports start to get ready for their seasons.  Track however, has already got their first meet in, and has been practicing for much longer.  

     The team opened up the season at UW-Parkside College in Wisconsin, looking to start off the season strong.  The team had only fourteen upperclassmen compete for them, with the other spots being filled in by underclassmen.  This resulted in the team struggling off the bat, taking fourteenth out of sixteen teams.  North’s highest individual finisher was Alex Frisch (‘19), who finished sixth in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.08 seconds.  Alec Scott (‘18) also had two high finishes at the meet, taking seventh in the 800 meter with a time of 2:09.96, and taking eighth in the 1600 meter with a time of 4:43.92.  

     “We didn’t come close to running how we hoped we would,” said Logan Walsh (‘19) “We’re capable of performing much better, and we’re going to keep working hard to improve for next meet.”

    The team is also looking to improve on their finish in last years conference race, as they took second to Hononegah.  This broke a string of consecutive conference championships for the Thunder, and they are looking to start up a new one this season.  

     “Last season Hononegah was able to knock us off of the top,” said Jared Ellingson (‘17) “This year we’re taking the conference back.  We’ve worked hard all winter, and we’re expecting big things for this coming season.”

      The team has two more meets coming up, as they are running in the Boone County Indoor Invite on March 8, and they get to get their first look at the conference in the NIC-10 indoor invite.