Are your marks, get set, bang the runners are off fighting for a shot to compete in the state indoor meet.
Indoor is one of many fascinating season that offer a different environment for runners to show their abilities in running.
“I’m really excited for this upcoming indoor season. I’ve been preparing all summer just for this season,” senior, Hanna Anderson, sprinter, said.
An indoor track is the same length as the 200 meters on an outdoor track.
“Though it’s a little different than running on an outdoor track. I still like running indoor, because it gives me a chance to prepare for outdoor, because in indoor you have to run more laps for a mile than you usually would have to on a regular track,” Senior Ethan Pine, distance runner, said.
“I’m really excited for indoor, because last year I came so close to advancing to the state indoor meet and I have been preparing all summer for this season,” junior Nick Patton, hurdler, said.
The woodmen last year advanced three athletes to the state meet at Indiana University. Nick Young, Nick Patton, Hanna Henderson, and Ethan Pine.
“I’m super excited for indoor this year. Last year I made it to the state meet and didn’t exactly get the results I was hoping for, so this year I’m looking forward to indoor to hopefully improve my discus and shot put and maybe make it back to the state meet,” senior Nick Young, thrower, said.
The woodmen have been preparing all winter for the indoor season. Lifting three times a week with the football team and the distance runners putting in the extra miles all for the sake of making it to the state indoor meet.
“Last year I wasn’t able to run at indoor due to an injury I suffered over winter workouts, so with this being my last indoor meet ever. I really want to show out and qualify for indoor state,” senior Ian Rimer, distance runner, said.
The Greenwood track team will be participating at the University of Indianapolis regional qualifier meet on March 3rd.
“I’m really excited to see how athletes show out during the regional meet. They all have been working so hard training nonstop, even coming in during winter break to put in work, so I have tons of confidence in our athletes to come out and compete,” Coach Williams said.