Track season is beginning soon, and Logan High’s students are excited about it. Although the weather has postponed outdoor practicing, track athletes have finally moved their practice outdoors. Head Coach Eric Strand is excited for this season. Strand has been coaching track for 5 years, 3 of those at Logan High. This will be his second year as the head coach.
Track is composed of several different events, which make it a sport for everyone. There are sprinting events, hurdles, long distance running, as well as field events like high jump, long jump, pole vault, shot-put, discus, and javelin.
“I love interacting with kids, and I love when they’re working really hard and improving."
When discussing his favorite part about being head coach, Strand said, “I love interacting with kids, and I love when they’re working really hard and improving. It’s really fun as you progress through the season to see kids improving and getting faster, performing better, jumping farther, jumping higher; I just love seeing their improvement.’’
This track season is now in full effect with their first meet at the end of March. Strand commented how this season is going to look, ‘’Our region is the same as the other sports here at Logan High, but we will have the chance to compete against a lot of bigger schools. We will go to bigger meets where we compete against 4A and 5A schools. Overall, I am excited for this season and for people to improve.’’
Practices are held everyday after school, and it isn’t too late to sign up. Strand invites new athletes to participate: “If you're interested in doing a sport, and have never done a sport before track, it is a great sport to try out. It’s really fun, especially when it warms up, so I encourage you all to join,” he said.