E.O. Smith outdoor track teams training for new season
By Merja H. Lehtinen - ReminderNews
Region - posted Wed., Apr. 4, 2012
E.O. Smith High School students literally hit the ground running on April 2, as they prepared to compete in a variety of track and field events during the upcoming spring season.
Waves of young women and men ran around the perimeter of the school and the town, preparing for long-distance running events. Dozens of young women sprinted down the track. Athletes sat on the field and waited for their turn as they huddled with one of their captains to discuss training for the many track and field events.
Head coach for the girls’ track and field team, Cassandra Rowett, said that there would be 17 events in which her team would participate this year competitively. This week, there were several dozen girls trying out in the 100m run-off to see who would run the 4 x 1, she said.
James Kloss, one of the three captains of the boys’ track and field team, said his team would also be competing in 17 events for track and field this season. Events range from shot put to high jumping and long jumping, as well as sprints, relays and longer distance running events.
According to the school's website, the athletic program is “committed to enhancing the educational experience by providing competitive interscholastic opportunities. Positive skill instruction and refinement, physical development, and a solid understanding of basic fundamentals and strategies are fostered at all levels.”
The E.O. Smith boys’ and girls’ varsity outdoor track teams began their season at Rocky Hill on April 4. They will host their first home meet against Rockville on April 10. Meets begin at 3:45 p.m.
For a full schedule, visit the website www.casciac.org.