Running for gold

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Nick Bandy competes in the 100m hurdles at Dubuque Senior.

Boys’ track is off to a great start, with the team coming off a win at their last meet. The team has been training hard since the very first day of practice, in hopes they will have a successful season.

Danny McDermott, ‘19, is setting goals for himself as he starts his senior season.

“For me to be able to make it to state, I need to work hard on my long jump,  I’m trying to aim for 21 to 25 feet,” McDermott said.

Some runners create individual goals they hope to achieve, but there are also team goals the guys want to reach.  Jared Weber, ‘20, is looking forward to his season with his teammates.

“For me, I want to continue to put in the extra work by pushing myself in every practice to max my potential, as well as spending long hours after practice in the weight room, “ Weber stated.

With all of the practices and hours in the weight room, some runners are worried about managing their time wisely.

“For me personally, I want to be able to balance out my homework and relaxation time, but also put in the effort for track,” Zach May, ‘22, said.

In track, injuries can be a big set back to the team as a whole, but also can be a big personal blow.  

“I just had an injury that started to slow me down during this season, but I recovered and able to run again,” said McDermott. “The injury with the most setback, is shin splints. They have been bad for me in my past seasons.”

As the boys’ track season continues,  the team looks forward to more success, and a hopefully trip to state.  


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