A Track Season Without COVID


The boys track team is looking forward to a full track season this year. The team hasn’t had a complete season since 2019 because of Covid. In 2020 the season was cut short because of everything shutting down and last year there was no indoor season to minimize Covid spread.

There are a lot of for the team to look forward to such as, a larger team, more meets, and longer season will all make this season a great one. A full season, February to May, will give enough time to reach full strength by the time of the meets that really matter at the end of the season.

While the season has a lot of things to look forward to it still won’t be completely normal. There will likely be less big invitational meets and fewer team events.

“I think Covid will somewhat impact the indoor season in their restrictions but hopeful outdoor stays the same,” Dan Sustersic, a senior on the track team, said.

Despite limiting the amount of big meets it is important to stay grateful for the opportunity to have a full season, something that hasn’t happened in a while.

covid will impact track as much as it impacted XC. More dual meets and less large-scale competition. Which is unfortunate but we should be grateful that we can run,” Luke Cerwin, senior on the track team, said.

Luke is running track for the first time as a senior and already has big goals. He has fast goal times and is even planning on running in college at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. These aren’t easy accomplishments and Cerwin knows he needs to work hard to achieve them.

“My goals for this season are to hit 4:40 in the mile and sub 2 in the 800. I am excited to see where this lands me due to it being my first season,” . “I have enjoyed track a lot so far, not much has happened, but I am excited to see where it goes.”

With almost 100 people on the team this year, both Cerwin and Sustersic are optimistic about team success. With so many people however practice and meets can get chaotic and unorganized.

The past meet at Glenbard East was organized poorly and went from 4:30 to 11:00, something Cerwin wasn’t expecting from his first ever meet.

“It’s like a multi race XC meet,” Cerwin said. “And as Coach Gross likes to say it really is just a 5-ring circus.”

Through one meet the team is 2-1, placing second out of four teams at Glenbard East. Although the season will certainly have ups and downs, everyone on the team is looking forward to a great season.