Track and Field

Track and Field

Kayden Barrett, Contributer

You look down at the red rubbery track and wonder who will win the race. You can feel the sweat dripping down your face onto your jersey, and into your mouth. All of a sudden you hear a BANG! You hear the shot of the gun and everyone takes off including yourself. 

The first thing I’m going to talk about is some events in track. First up we have sprints which are 100m which is a sprint, you sprint one straight on the track, then whoever crosses the line first wins. ;

Alright, now that we have the events and stuff covered I’m going to tell you about my experience with track. When I was in 4th grade I did a little track club through the REC, they had some running events, long jump, and shot put. I then did it last summer because I wasn’t old enough to join track at the school. It was so much fun I definitely recommend signing up this spring/summer. I also was a manager for the EMS track team when I was in 6th grade. I was manager for long jump with Evelin Castillo, and our coach was Mrs. Williams. She was so sweet and an amazing coach. If you are a 6th grader wanting to do track but cant I would definitely ask to be a manager of one of the events!

Now I’m going to talk about our USA track team and the Olympics. This year we ended up having 26medals in total, 7 gold, 12 silver, and 7 bronze. We were the top team and had the most medals out of all countries. Sydney McLaughlin won gold in 4×400 hurdles, with the help of, Allyson Felix, Athing Mu, Dalilah Muhammad, their time was 3:16.85. Valarie Allman won 1st in the discus throw, in her event!

Now y’all know just a little more about track and field! I Definitely encourage you to try going out for the track team, and have a little fun! If you would like to learn more about track and field here is a link to an article (Link).