Girls track is ready to race once again

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Sabrina Minic, Editorial Editor

The Girls Track and Field team is holding its first practice March 16 at 2:30 at the LHS track, and Coach Brian Walsh sees a lot of potential with this years team after the loss of some valued seniors last season.

There are no tryouts for track. Every athlete who signs up will make the team.

Last year the girls track & field finished in 3rd place at the Division I Western Mass Championships . Their standouts, limited to seniors, are Alyssa Guyon, Megan Dias, Victoria Freniere, and Megan McCarthy.

Despite that, Walsh expresses “We have a lot of good attitudes on the team.” He also adds that the good attitude leads to good worth ethic which ultimately leads to success.

“The freshman this year are full of potential, as they show a lot of interest,” says Walsh. If there is interest, there is potential and they can become better athletes according to Walsh.

The team’s strengths are believed to be the number of athletes, specifically their throwers, and distance runners. However, their weaknesses seem to be the unfortunate weather forecasts and that there is no indoor track program at LHS.

One opportunity is to have the first girls Track & Field athlete to compete at the national championships.  Alyssa Guyon qualified last year and plans to compete at Nationals this year.  Their current threats are East Longmeadow, Northampton, and Amherst’s track teams.