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Jenna O

Page history last edited by Jenna O 6 years, 5 months ago

     Track Season

     Every year usually during March track starts. It’s either a very good year of track or a not so good. This year as NFV it is very different! We do nothing like we did last year. All the things we did last year are completely different compared to this year in track.

     We run around the track course twice for warm up. Then we go into the school, do stretches. When stretches are over we run from the school to the Clermont IA cemetery and back to the school.

     As soon as we get back to school, we do sprints! If we do not run outside (due to bad weather) Usually we will do field events or we run through the high school hallway down into the elementary through the multi for 10-20 minutes! It is usually very hot in the school while we are running.

     After we run for 10-20 minutes we do exercises. There are 10 exercises set up in the multi and we do each exercise, lasting thirty seconds to a minute long. Track practices this year are boys and girls combined, and there are over seventy of us. It is difficult to keep track of what we are doing. This year in track I think it is more of an exercise than a sport, but that is just my opinion!

     When we work on hand-offs, we bring the baton under to pass onto the next runner, not over. Last year we brought the baton over our shoulder to pass onto the next runner, we are learning a different technique this year.

This year we have three coaches, and last year we had one. Our coach last year would pick certain people that were in their event and take them to their event site such as the long jump, hand off’s, high jump, hurdles, long distance runners, and the throwers.

     This year we do everything all together. They have not picked the people to go to their own events. We run a lot! The practices last a lot longer than last year. I’m not sure why. I do enjoy having boy/girls during practice because it motivates us to keep going!

     Last year we had to compete to try to make it to state. We would have to sprint in a certain amount of time to qualify for state. We all had to beat our personal goal. I qualified! I beat my 4X2 and 4X1 goals.

     When I went to state it was May 4th, 2013. I ran the 4X1, 4X2, and the sprint med relay. It was the coldest day of May. It was cold, windy, and snowing! But the experience was worth being in the bad weather. I will try my best to make it to state again this year! 

 

 

Comments (14)

Rachel D said

at 10:47 am on Apr 2, 2014

I liked your details and how you explained everything. Good Job!

Tatum K said

at 10:51 am on Apr 2, 2014

I like how you used lots of details to compare and contrast the difference between track this year and last year.

Jayde B. said

at 10:53 am on Apr 2, 2014

I like how you compare the seasons. I also like how you put it so a lot of the people that do track can relate to it too, Great Job!

Alexis G. said

at 10:55 am on Apr 2, 2014

I like it how you used a lot of detail and also I liked it how you used all of the descriptive words.

Bradley N said

at 10:55 am on Apr 2, 2014

I like how you use your opinion instead of using facts.

Kayla K. said

at 10:57 am on Apr 2, 2014

I like how confident you are about going to state and I love how you tell the difference about this year to last year.

Anthony F. said

at 10:57 am on Apr 2, 2014

nice detail and very good order

Grace K. said

at 11:05 am on Apr 2, 2014

I like how you are comparing and contrasting track last year and track this year

Croy S. said

at 11:10 am on Apr 2, 2014

I liked how you explained what you do in track and explained some events in track. Good Job.

Andrea D said

at 12:40 pm on Apr 2, 2014

I liked how you compared this year to last years track. Nice Job!

William M said

at 10:47 am on Apr 3, 2014

I like how you explained some of the track events.

Jordan B said

at 10:49 am on Apr 3, 2014

Good job I liked the way you included your opinon and how you did last year

Allie W said

at 10:55 am on Apr 3, 2014

Great story! I liked how you added your opinions about certain things.

Garrett L said

at 10:57 am on Apr 3, 2014

I like how you included how the techniques have changed.

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