Track and field is a sport that includes competitions in the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. Chaparral’s track and field team has been training hard to represent Chaparral for this new season. The athletes head down to the school's track and field to train and practice everyday for a two hours for a meet.
Four years letter winner and leader, Tad Trimarco has been part of the team through his High School career. Consistently training and keeping in shape, Tad has set great examples for all of the underclassmen that are apart of the track and field team. “If I could give any advice it would be trust the process, come to practice everyday and be ready to work hard. Continue to do solid work for the four years and stay motivated and passionate,” said Trimarco. Trimarco’s goals for the season are to try and get a school record in 800m, qualify to walk-on at CSU, place at state, and go to sub-50, meaning to run a 10k in 50 minutes in a 4x400m.
The track and field team have many talented, hard working, underclassmen athletes, like sophomore Josh Walo. Walo runs the mile and two mile events. “My favorite part is seeing the hard work I put in, pay off in the end,” said Walo. Walo’s goals for the season are to qualify for state and win the mile event or the two mile event and come home with breaking school records.
The best opportunity the athletes get to make breaking records are at the smaller competitions. One of the biggest track and field meets is against rival school Legend High School and will be taking place April 8th at Echo Park stadium. Make sure to head out and support the track athletes this season.
By Naomi Martin