The Season

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By: Brandon Uhl
Head Men’s Track & Field Coach

It’s hard to believe how fast our indoor track & field season has gone. It seems like just a week ago we were beginning our fall training and now in a few days we have our indoor conference championship. Like they say, “time flies when you’re having fun”.

During this indoor season we’ve had our fair share of injuries that have kept me on my toes. I believe we had 4 or 5 individual training plans going for guys who were on the mend for various issues. The more I coach, the more I realize that keeping the athletes happy and healthy is more than half the battle.

As coaches we manage people, as much as we manage the techniques or strategies of the sport. That is what I personally enjoy about coaching. It’s definitely not monotonous whatsoever.  We spend a lot of time training throughout the year in the sport of track and field. We start practicing in October and go until end of April into May for some.

I give our men a lot of credit for making the sacrifices to be a college track and field student-athlete. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it all when you achieve your ultimate goals. This Friday will end one segment of the season for most and begin another in the outdoor season. We will get to have our one and only home meet of the year that will allow our men to have some home track& field advantage and their friends there to cheer them on. It always seems to bring out the best in them.

The season is like a roller coaster, with all the ups and downs and twists and turns. However, when the ride is over, you get off of it wanting more. The sport of track & field is a test of your individual drive and team spirit, along with the commitment to being your best, even if it’s not the best.

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