Why You Should Join Track

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Why You Should Join Track

Jason Jenkins, Contributor

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Haven’t you always wanted to join or do some sort of sport? Well here’s your chance, in a few weeks the track team will be offering sign ups for all those who love to run, and before you start worrying about try outs or having to make cuts, there are no tryouts. Track is open for anyone to signup, and best of all, its free! If running isn’t much of your style, there are still tons of field events that we offer, so give it a try, you’ll be surprised at how much fun these events are. For the runners in the group, there are two main groups of events, distance runners and sprinters. Distance runners usually run events like the 1600 meter (1 mile), the 800 meter, and the 4 by 400 meter relay. As for the sprinters, the events that are available for them are the 100 meter dash, 200 meter, the 400 meter, and the 4 by 100 meter relay. They have every possible event to suit you, though if you don’t really like to run, there are also tons of great field events, like long jump, high jump, and shot put. The first two events are pretty self explanatory but shot put is simply put throwing a fairly small heavy ball as far as possible. Practices run every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for about an hour, and the meets are on Thursday (competitions). Track is  extremely fun, for 4 days a week you can hang out with all of your friends for hours, not only do you get to have a blast hanging out with your friends, you’ll get great exercise and even get to compete with schools from all over the district. Competing is one of the best feelings in track, you get to put all of your hard work and training to the test, and placing, that is the best feeling on earth. Unlike most other sports, when you earn something in track, its all because of you (excluding the relay teams) your hard work is what got you to that spot, and that sense of accomplishment is one of the most amazing feelings on earth. Not to mention you’ll make all sorts of friends in track, its a very fun and diverse team, you’ll be sure to make tons of friends in track. Now competitions may sound scary, but its not all about being the fastest, whats important is that you give it your all and try your hardest, that’s the only requirement necessary to join track. So join the track team in March, you won’t regret it.

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