Get your running shoes and water bottles because Escondido High School’s 2017’s Track and Field season started on Feb. 22.
Track and Field is a tough, very physical sport but the work is worth it.
Sophomore Emma Church, who was on 2016’s Track and Field team, said, “… it pays off in so many ways, your whole team are your friends… Everybody gets along really well and works together.”
People who join Track and Field get along well and have a good time together. According to Church, it strengthens one’s body and mentality, helps students make new friends, challenge’s oneself and it is a good outlet for any stress one may have.
Track and Field offers many different areas for students to participate in, such as: shot put, discus, jumping, long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, distance running, sprints and hurdles.
Coach Randall Boozer has been the head coach of Track and Field for 22 years and loves to see his team improve as the season progresses.
“Kids like coming out and having a good time…you get to learn life long fitness,” Boozer said.
Joining a sport team is an excellent way to be healthy and Track and Field is very physical, but for those who want to stay in or get in shape should consider joining Track and Field.
“Track and Field is one of the few sports that doesn’t have ‘tryouts’. Everyone makes it,” Boozer said.
No experience is required to be on the team. To be on the team all students have to do is ‘try out’, show up to practice and work hard.
Junior Osvaldo Araujo has been in Track and Field since he was a freshmen and said, “Other students should join because running could change their lives by challenging themselves, it makes them stronger physically and mentally.”
(Photo by Emma Church) Escondido High School’s 2016’s Track and Field team sets up hurdles and warms up for their meet.