Track and field has arrived. Like all Spring sports, track and field started on March 5th.
125 student athletes from grades 7th-12th are participating for the 2018 season. The first invitational, a meet restricted to those who have been invited, was March 31st at Mineral Ridge.
Throughout the season the team often practices indoors at Youngstown State University. They go to YSU because it's indoors and available during winter and athletes can't be outside in the cold. Mr. Domitrovich said, "It provides us with facilities that aren't available to us here at school."
Also, there is not a regular track around our football field so it helps the runners to practice on a real track. This way, the athletes are running the actual distance they'd be running during a meet.
This year, the OHSAA State Championships will be held on June 1st and 2nd in Columbus. On the girls team, Malina Mitchell, Anna Guerra, and Bella Wolford are all returning state qualifiers. On the boys team, Zach Gray is the only returning qualifier.
When asked how she feels about this season, Anna Guerra said, "I'm really excited for this season. Although, I am pretty nervous, it's exciting to see what we will all accomplish during the season."
Junior Zach Gray, who throws discus and shot put, said, "I feel confident in myself and my team because we always do our best to pull through."
McDonald's runners have a good reputation due to the amount of hard work and effort they put into their performances. Good luck to all track and field events this season.