Track and field picks up the pace

 

Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

Students warm up in the gym during the start of track and field practice Wednesday. From left: Freya Tucker, Elias Ward, Heidi Brantuas, Erik Thynes, Rik Cumps, and Nya Eby.

Petersburg High School students are spending their afternoons running, jumping, and throwing in the build up to their first track and field meet of the season.

The team has been in practice for two weeks as students hone their skills in the cold, wet weather of early spring.

"With running it's not about just super intensity all the time, it's about building a base and that's what we're doing currently," Head Coach James Valentine said.

Over 20 students have joined the team including seniors Lily Odegaard and Alexus Sakamoto-Quezon.

The team is still on the hunt for assistant coaches and tho...



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