The first track meet is March 18. As the runners and coaches prepare, there has been some drama.
“We have guys skipping the workout or just not doing it. We have a chance to be top five in the state if the guys put in the work. If they don’t do what they’re supposed to do then they're done. If people keep cutting workouts then they will be off the team. If they don’t want to be great then they can’t be here,” coach Michael Bright stated.
The student leaders have been talking to the team and told everyone to stop cutting the workouts and actually do the work.
“The distance runners weren’t doing what they were supposed to do. I gave them a talk and I think it motivated them to stop skipping workouts and to pick it up. I have put in work and I think I deserve to be a captain. Bright is a good coach, he knows what he is doing. I do what he tells me to do and it paid off. My times improved tremendously and I became a state runner. That's what I’m trying to teach these younger guys,”Senior Fisher said.
As the varsity spots for all the events are still undecided, there is still time for people to improve and become varsity runners.