Track chases Tolleson away
As winter sports come to a close, and the spring rolls around, as do the track students. On March 4, the runners participated in the Tolleson invitational, which is a non- scoring meet per grade level.
Coach Mark Faust weighs in on the 10 hour track meet.
“Our athletes brought home a lot of medals and represented Sunrise Mountain well,” Coach Faust said.
Coach Faust sees a virtuous future for the runners.
“Our team is generally young but we have a strong veteran distance team (boys and girls) that will score well and keep our team in the big meets until our younger athletes mature and get a little technically proficient in their specific events,” Coach Faust said. “As we approach the second half of our season our younger athletes will be competitive and I expect us to do well at districts and state.”
Freshman Natalynn Masters believes that track prepares her for other sports.
“I joined [track] because I needed to stay in shape for basketball in the summer, track really helps me stay in shape,” Masters said.
Masters believes that track provides something that other sports necessarily don’t.
“Track is a lot more social than the other sports I’ve played in, you meet a lot of people in the process.” Masters said.
The next track meet is to be held on March 17 at Thunderbird Park.