You can feel the excitement about the upcoming season talking with LMS coaches and watching the LMS athletes practice. Led by Coach Ginavan, the team filled the gym after school and attentively listened as assignments were given out for the day’s practice.
Coach Zoglman speaks highly of her long distance runners (up to 1 mile) and has high hopes for Angus Stoddard and Alexa Breyfogle. Stoddard’s posted the fastest time is about 5:40 on the team.
Coach Bender feels the same way about his athletes. There are about 30 students out for hurdles and sprints right now. They will hurdle up to 75m in the meets. “Max Montini is fast”, says Bender, “and he stays low over the hurdles”. Both are excellent qualities for hurdles to use in their racing strategy.
The triple and long jump events are loaded with excellent athletes too, says Coach Frerking. Margot Rhyner is a terrific leader within our event, says the coach. Caroline Anthony and Grace Winslow will be in the hunt for blue ribbons Frerking believes. “Grace shows a huge interest in learning and improving in the long jump and the triple jump.”
Coach Griffin’s shot put and discus team members are working hard to get ready too. “I have several students that have improved and given our team a good chance to do well in meets….Alyssa Moncure (shot put) and Ryan Dickey (discus) are leading our event.”, say Coach Griffin.
Coach Faught and Ginavan were not able to talk with the reporter today since they were so busy with the team. But we promise to follow up with them in the near future and get their perspectives on how the LMS track team is doing. Stay tuned for more news about track.