The Davis High Track season begins this week Friday, March 6, 2020. The team has been training hard to start the season off right and Davis High Senior, Cole Noriega, offers some insight on the upcoming season.
The team has trained really hard, especially the students that participated in indoor track during the winter season, as well as students that trained on their own time. The main goal of the track team is to qualify and perform at Region and State track meets to represent Davis High.
Cole expresses his excitement for the season by saying,
“I’m so pumped! I love track! I am excited to finally see how I’ve improved because of my training, and to see how far we can go as a team because we’ve got some awesome talent.”
Cole says he loves track because he loves being able to spend time with his friends at meets, practice, and school. He says many of his friends participate in the same events as he does allowing them to train together and create lasting friendship’s. The only disadvantage of being on the track team is the hurdle workouts, but Cole says he has a love-hate relationship with them.
Track is perceived as an individual sport, which can make it hard to work together as a team because it can turn into personal achievement instead team achievement. Competing with the teammates in the same events can cause tension and hard feelings among athletes, but Cole expresses that, that is not the case for the Darts track team.
“We all push each other and the competition only makes us better and happier for each others achievements.”
This is Cole’s last track season as he is a senior and will be graduating in the spring. Cole has been competing in track since the 7th grade at Kaysville Junior High. It has become his passion and loves to compete especially, with his friends that he’s made over the years. Cole hopes to continue his track career as he goes onto college.
“I’m excited, but it’s super sad. I’m ready because all of our hard work comes down to this season.”