Girls track looks strong heading into the championship part of the season


Courtesy of Yearbook

Sophomore Nilah Haugabook races down the track competing in the 4×400.

The girls track team, having nearly forty people on the roster, have had a strong start to the season and are hoping to finish it even stronger.
“Our season has gone really well so far,” sophomore Nilah Haugabook said. “I feel like a lot of us are doing a lot better than last year, and we are trying to win meets.”
The girls are coached by Coach David Lustig, Coach Jakob Zanski, and Coach Estevan Vasquez.
“I wanted to get off on the right foot being the new coach this season,” Lustig said. “The girls adjusted really well having me as a coach, and it’s great having such a large team.”
The girls finished the league season with only one loss, which puts them in a great spot to make a run at a league championship.
“My biggest accomplishment of the season was breaking 30 seconds in my 200 meter dash,” Haugabook said. “I have been trying hard and putting in a lot of time and effort into getting to break the 30 seconds, so it felt very accomplished and good to get 29 seconds.”
The girls lost a close meet to Allen Park, but the girls are tough they just fell short; but they are going to take this as motivation to push harder to prepare for championships.
“I’m really happy with where we are heading this season,” Lustig said. “We are determined, and looking forward to heading into the championship season.”
The team motivates one another and pushes each other to make their goals and then accomplish them; the team is close and they all work together. “My personal goals going into this season was trying to beat a lot of my PR’s [personal records] from last season and making sure that I made a lot of relationships with everyone on the team,” Haugabook said.
The girls threw a senior day for the seniors on the team to celebrate everything that they have done together and to celebrate them getting to graduate and move on to their future.
“I’m going to miss the girls and the relationships of the team,” senior Alyssa DeLong said. “I had a good senior year and I am very happy that I participated in track.”
The team practices everyday from 3:30 until around 4-4:30 to prepare to be qualified to run at the championships.
“The other coaches do a great job of keeping the kids motivated,” Lustig said. “I feel that being able to keep them healthy, and making sure that they know their PR’s and season bests so they can keep improving is great.”