The girls track team is starting off the new season with a new coach. Dane Sulentic, the iJAG teacher here, is the new head coach of the girls track team.
Track season officially started February 13th and there have already been major changes to the practices.There is no more time for joking around and the workouts are harder than they have ever been.
A majority of the girls really like the new coach change and think that it will help in the future for districts and state.
Sulentic is not the only new face on the track team, Coach Brown and Hairs Kovacevic have also been helping out this year. Brown and Kovacevic help the distance girls more where Sulentic takes the sprinters and hurdlers.
Emma Miller says “It’s nice to have the sprinters and distance runners split up, because they can do workouts that fit their running abilities.” This is Miller’s first year of running track but so far she loves it. She has ran cross country for 2 years now and is now anxious for track.
Aliesa Mason has been running track for 3 years now and this is the first year that she has ran where Mrs. Smith is not the coach. “I think it’s exciting to get someone new just for a change in how we do things like conducting practice and etc.” Mason said.
“I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily better because some things about Mrs. Smith I miss, but Dane (coach Sulentic) has a lot of good coaching qualities.” Mason said.
Mikayla Larson, sophomore, has been running track since middle school. Last year she ran Varsity with Mrs. Smith and now she is running for Sulentic. Larson doesn’t think it’s a big change because he was here when she started and is going to be here when she stops.
The girls track team has had a lot of changes in just the past month. Between new uniforms, warm ups and new coaches the season seems to be off to a great start.