With the onset of spring high school sports seasons across the Treasure State the Havre High boys and girls track teams join the pack of athletes readying themselves for the start of their schedule. John Ita head heads up the Blue Pony track programs and says depsite the inclement weather the first priority of getting everyone in shape should go as planned.
Coach Ita, “Back in our gymnasium, our hallways and our city swimming pool. Last year it was 5 weeks last year that our kids didn’t get out. Our kids were in pretty good shape and we’ll get them in shape again.”
The early practice sessions also allow the coaches and athletes to get acquainted and adjusted to the rountines they’ll be working with.
Coach Ita, “We want to get the kids acclimated with the coaches, get the coaches to know those kids, get to work with those kids and know their names in the first days of practice. Picking up on things like flaws in their running form.”
The Havre track teams are also experiencing an up turn in number of athletes they have out for the start of the season.
Coach Ita, “Right around 60 kids, that’s up quite a bit the boys literally doubled in size. We have wrestlers and football players and kids who are Juniors coming out for their first year of track.”
Havre track will open it’s season March 30th at Glasgow and they’ll host the Cal Wearly meet April the 3rd.