Track and field is one of the most diverse sports a high school student can participate in. There is a place for everyone – depending on your strengths you can participate in jumping, distance running, throwing, and sprinting. Despite some friendly rivalry between the athletes that run different events, they all support each other no matter what. When asked about the track team, Coach Veal said “Track has the best type of athletes at Sahuaro,” and this is quite apparent.
According to Coach Rutherford, this year had the largest ever track team registered on the first day of the season, “Two to three times that of any previous year at Sahuaro.” This is a good sign for the team, and the enthusiasm is palpable. It’s not too late to join, either for people who are returning to the team or anyone who might be interested in joining the team for the first time. As a senior in my first year of any sport, it’s clear that Track is the best choice for me, and would also be the best choice for any prospective athlete.