With spring fast approaching, the weather is warming and sports are beginning once again.
Girls Outdoor Track is back.
Woodland Girls Outdoor Track Team is coming off another extremely strong season, something much expected from the team. The team pushed towards their fourth-straight NVL meet win and a win of the NVL division.
While every season sees the loss of senior graduates, the coaching staff is not worried. They are excited to see new and old members step up to continue the legacy.
“I am generally excited for every runner this year,” said Head Coach Tim Shea, “including the good group of seniors and very good younger girls.”
Along with Shea, who runs the sprinting events for the combined Girls’ and Boys’ teams, Jeff Lownds is the long-distance and Girls’ head coach, and Adam Shultz coaches jumping and hurdling.
The three veterans are welcoming a new coach, Courtney Ambrose, to the team. Ambrose will take over the throwing events for the combined teams. Together, the four will cover eighteen different events from both the track and field that all play a part in the team’s winning streak.
With strong coaches and a winning streak comes high expectations and a need for hard work, which all the girls are ready and expected to give. Captain Lisa Thrasher reaffirms this.
“The team is definitely looking to uphold the high expectations. We have strong athletes in each event and newcomers will be an asset during meets,” said Senior Captain Lisa Thrasher.
“Coach Lownds makes sure we give 100% all the time and I think that will really show.”
The first meet for the team will be Tuesday, April 12th at the Woodland Track against Crosby, Sacred Heart, and St. Paul. The meet will begin at 3:45 p.m.