Boys’ track team remains undefeated


Courtesy of the Horseshoe Yearbook

George Boutiller runs during the track meet on April 13 against Harrisburg. The team won that meet 109-23.

Sonia Yost, Reporter

Throughout the spring sports season, the boys’ track team has managed to remain undefeated. The team has beaten State College, Harrisburg, Williamsport, Central Dauphin East and most recently went against Bellefonte and Central Mountain on April 27. The team won against both teams with final scores of 111-39 and 125-25, improving the team’s record to 7-0. 

Senior Jack Hatch won the 1600 and the 3200 during that meet. 

“It felt good to win, but it wasn’t a very challenging race as much as it usually is, but it was definitely a confidence boost for me,” Hatch said. 

The team has been training since January and trains everyday. 

“A typical practice is usually split up between event groups but on workout days we all do different workouts on the track and we can cheer each other on,” Hatch said. 

Hatch also credits the closeness of the team as another reason for the record. 

“I think the fact that we all are a close knit group has helped us work together and we’re really motivated to win as a team,” Hatch said. 

However, like most sports, the pandemic has impacted the athletes’ training. 

“We’re trying to be as diligent as we can with our masks and social distancing. When we stretch at the beginning of practice we’re all six feet with masks and then we practice without masks. A lot of kids went virtual after Easter, including me, because we want to minimize our chances of getting COVID-19 as much as possible,” Hatch said.