By Kourtney Galvin

The indoor track team will participate in districts at the Arthur Ashe center in Richmond on February 10, 2011.

Since eighth grade, junior Brian Palomo has been running for the schools track team. He was originally encouraged by some friends to join, although, soon after they would all quit the sport.

Palomo committed himself to the sport and still participates in it today. He finds his motivation in some fellow team members Emily Marshall and Adam Roberson.

The track team works hard for every meet with different exercises and training tactics. One of the workouts they utilize is the pyramid.

“You run a 200 meter fast, 400 meter fast; you work your way up to 1,000. Then you work your way down and you have a 400 in between and a jog,” Palomo said.

With districts coming around the corner, February 10th, the team should be nervous or stressed out but that isn’t the case.

“I’m feeling good, we have a little more competition with Dinwiddie this year, but we can win this,” Sophomore John Shumar said.

“I’m not stressed over it but I am anxious because I do want to win.” Palomo said.

Mark Tomlin is the coach for track and he works hard to present the team as they should be recognized, the best as they can be.

“Motivation is important especially in indoor track because they conditions are harsh.”

With most of his members of track in the top five he’s confident they will do good this year as they have in years before.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Goodness do I love my track team. Indoor or outdoor you will always find a group of teens putting in work to be the best they can in their event. Districts for the girls went well winning by one point. The boys were fighting never say die till the end of each race.

  2. Track is such a unique sport in that it really takes self-motivation to a whole new level. Each person has to be determined to be the best they can possibly be, not for themselves but for the team, and I’ve never seen girls so determined as this year’s indoor track team. They told us that this wasn’t our year and that we didn’t have a shot but I guess they didn’t count on our drive.

  3. Like Tessa said track is a unique sport which is not for everyone. I love reading about Brian’s commitment to track because it does take alot to do.

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