Varsity track works on fundamentals, speed to gain momentum this season

Joseph Galon, Ema Georgeff, and Matt Riddell

The boys’ varsity track team is currently underway this season with head coach Jason Crowe at the helm.
Following their 2019 season, the track team has been preparing for new possibilites.
“We start off the season just going back to the fundamentals and working on some speed for our sprinters. Our distance runners are just getting outside and getting their mileage. Basically, just working on getting in shape and preparing for the end of the season,” said Jason Crowe, head coach of the boys’ varsity track team.
The boys’ varsity track team consists of 39 boys. Senior Myles Lincoln and junior Niko Schultz returned this season, who qualified for state last season. Crowe is glad to have Lincoln back. He was all state last year in the triple jump, a field event that requires multiple excellent sprinting techniques.
“My main events are high jump, long jump, triple jump, and the 4×400. The 4×400 is by far our strongest event,” said Lincoln.
The 4×400 barely missed state last year by about half a point, and Lincoln is ready to bounce back this year. Lincoln and Christian Knolton placed at state in 2019, with Lincoln taking 6th and Knolton placing 8th.
Anthony Holler, head coach of the boys’ varsity track team at Plainfield North, said that South has been a strong performer in competitions over the years.
“Coach Crowe has always had a top-tier track team. The track culture at South never changes,” Holler said.
The track team’s next meet is March 7 at Centennial High School.

Track boys begin practices and working toward improving their skills for the season and competitions.
The boys wait for instruction from Coach Crowe on their next move to improving their skills.