Last season, the Legacy girls’ track and field team finished below their expectations. The returners were not happy with how last year ended, so the girls went through a pretty rigorous offseason workout program.
Last year, the Legacy girls track and field team finished sixth at the Class A state meet.
“We only have one senior girl out for track and field,” Chris Clement’s said. “That in itself is concerning. I have a lot of leaders in the junior class, so I’m excited about that.”
So the girls who were not playing a winter sport went through Chris Clements’ vigorous offseason workout.
“Winter training helps a lot,” Lindsey Werner said. “Last year, I did basketball so I didn’t really have the track training right away. It was definitely easier the first week.”
The Legacy girls quickly noticed a difference.
“Our coach has this thing called the tank,” Kaydee Wescon said. “I think it’s like a sled. You can pull it and push it and things like that. It’s really new and scary, but it’s very beneficial.”
“The tank” left a lasting impression.
“It hurt,” Wescon said, “but I think it was pretty good for us.”
The training sessions were not designed to only improve track skills, but to improve overall athleticism.
“Am I specifically pointing to just one thing,” Clements said. “No. It’s more just overall general training. Developing speed, developing power, developing endurance and those things. That’s how we approach the workouts in the winter.”
The athletes were not required to go through the training program at Legacy, but they were encouraged not to sit around the house.
“It’s better than not doing anything at all,” Clements said.
And with all the hard work put in, the Legacy girls’ track and field team expects to have a better showing throughout the season.
“Competing to the best that we can in our relays,” Werner said, “and hopefully getting first in our events and breaking some records.”
On Mar. 15, Legacy will compete in an indoor meet at U-Mary.