A Promising Track Season is in Session

A Promising Track Season is in Session

This winter, Trinity High School’s indoor track team took state. Trinity and St. X tied for first place for indoor track and both teams are now racing for the outdoor track state title. This outdoor season is looking very promising with the 4x400m relay team breaking the school record with a time of 3:25.95 and sophomore Will McCauley breaking the 200m school record with a time of 22.28.

The track team this year is heavily comprised of juniors and underclassmen. Junior team captain Carter Vinson was able to take the #2 indoor record for the 400m with a time of 51.36. With a team so young it can only lead to progression in the future.

When it comes to progression on the track, Vinson contributes the team’s success with “the competition. Just seeing the underclassmen perform and push the teammates around them, its really helped build an environment of competition”. The team this year has changed their practice routine working in a monthly block schedule.

The team has started implementing a few new drills at practice such as resistance runs and partner pushes. Vinson explained, “Its where we accelerate into a partner who holds us back. We also do resistance runs with bands to help us work on driving out and keeping our form.” Head coach John Barbagallo said, “We emphasize a lot of quality work running at 80-90% of your sprint times and a lot of events and long rest periods in between.” The team this year is focusing on developing speed, mechanics, and form.

The team is currently on the track five days a week, Monday through Friday. With indoor state being a tie, it will be a close call for who is going to win outdoor state this year. “The indoor season pretty much laid out the groundwork or basically was a preview for the outdoor season. It will be us and St. X,” said Barbagallo. Although outdoor state is what everyone is looking forward to, many other meets this year will be a great race and preview for what is to come at state.

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