|Holyoke tracksters jump into season|
|Written by Kyle Arnoldy|
Despite having just five seniors on the team, Holyoke’s track and field squad will have a solid roster consisting of 36 athletes.
“I am hoping we can raise the bar for expectations for the track program,” coach Sandy Rahe said.
Five pillars of the school mission statement—hard work, accountability, leadership, pride and commitment—will also be taken into account.
“Those traits encompass the expectations of what I want the kids to get out of the track season,” Rahe said.
Senior Jacinda Krueger is set to return after competing at the state meet last season. Krueger placed ninth in the 100-meter dash and also competed in 300-meter hurdles. Krueger is recovering from a knee injury suffered during the basketball season that will keep her out of hurdles for the year. She will be able to start running in the near future, however.
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Returning letterwinners on the HHS track and field team are pictured from left, front row, Javy Rojo, Dani Brandt, Lori McWilliams, Roni Beavers and Morgan Golden; and back row, Eric Rojo, Ryan Parker, Jacinda Krueger, Andrew Kent, Malena McWilliams and T.J. Gertner. Not pictured are Brittney Prottsman, Rosa Ochoa and Marques Harvey.