Track and Field is a sport that consists of the ability to be able to run, jump, and throw at a competition level. Running track consists of two different categories, sprints and distance. Sprinting consists of the: 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay, and hurdles. The distance team consists of the: 800m, 1600m, 3200m, and the 4x800 relay. If that does not sound fun there is also jumping, which consists of long jump, triple jump, high jump, and pole vault. Lastly there is throwing. West High offers shot put and discus as the two main throwing events.
In total West High has five coaches, two head coaches Coach Raymond Farmer and Douglas Burroughs. Then three assistant coaches are, Coach Mary Mitchell, Kristie Noble, and Mike Repp.
Morristown West is well known in the running community due to all of their achievements. Last year at the District 2 IMAC Large School Championships the girls team placed second place out of eight teams. The boys placed first place out of eight teams. After conference many individuals and relay teams had qualified for Regionals. The girls 4x400 relay team qualified and the boys 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800 all qualified for Regionals.
Even though tack is an extremely competitive sport many people still enjoy it. Senior Ashlyn Haas shares, “ I like the competition in track, and how we become friends with people from other teams, even though we compete against them.” Junior Peyton Couch shares, “I look forward to setting goals and trying my best to accomplish them.”
Lastly, if interested, the track team meets up everyday after school in the freshmen academy at 3:15 p.m.