Boy’s track & field prepare for spring season

Junior Daniel Iovino running against Ridge at a spring track meet.

Provided by Daniel Iovino

Junior Daniel Iovino running against Ridge at a spring track meet.

Jardin Jacoby, Staff Wwiter

The boy’s track team is prepared to start out their 2019 spring season. For the past three weeks, they have trained to become the best they can be, practicing their craft and working out in order to try and top their records from last year.

The 2018 spring track season could easily be deemed a huge success. The sprinting team last year really brought home the gold when they won all four championships last year. Although there are some big shoes to fill, the team is confident that the new round of athletes can handle the upcoming challenge. Senior Ryan Mitchell is expected to be a star among the distance runners, while sophomore Sean Levonaitis and senior Tawe Tawe are expected to shine in sprinting.

On April 3, HHS hosted a meet, but its times will not count officially. Despite the only two events being the 400 and the 800,  over 400+ student-athletes attended. The Skyland Conference is one of the most competitive track and field groups in the state, and this year it seems like Boro’s biggest competition will be Ridge, Franklin and Hunterdon Central.

When asked about some of the perks of hosting tournaments the boy’s head coach, Mr. Rosenthal informed us that it is actually a major advantage. Not only would the guys be running on familiar turf, but they also have access to their own facilities and locker rooms, which help a lot mentally; not to mention they have air conditioning on hot days. The Skyland conference relays are this Saturday and every event is expected to compete.

“Track season is always great,” junior Daniel Iovino said. “Even though you’re competing against other teams it is still a really fun experience when you race with a teammate.”