Spring has sprung and with that comes spring sports. Track and field hasn’t been slacking off this year. They have been training every day since November.
Athletes that were able to, train and competed indoor track. Under the club REAL Training they went to the Air Force Academy, Atlanta, Georgia, and Dallas, Texas.
Rolling into the with the wind right into spring, they hit the ground running. Outdoor season stared two weeks ago and the first track meet is this weekend, March 10.
The team is actually being split into two. The Early Bird Invite is at CSUP, and the Banana Belt Classic is held at Dutch Clark. “As of right now we have 136 cleared without basketball players,” head coach Menegatti said.
On March 29, the Cyclones have chance to go the Austin, Texas for the Texas Relays. And later on, April 14, there is a meet in Oregon. The trackletes just have to run fast, jump long, jump high, and vault high enough to qualify.
Every year SCL is one of the most anticipated meets of the year. Pueblo West and Pueblo South are great rivals and have great competition.
For the past years West, has dominated over South and other Pueblo County schools. This years they are looking for bigger things than just Pueblo good. “With that kind of number you obviously gain depth, and when you gain more depth you are able to score more points across the board. So, we should be fairly solid at the state level,” Menegatti said.
By doing virtual meets, West boys have a shot of contesting the team State Championship. “I don’t want to jinx us, but I think the boys should place third and the girls top ten,” said Menegatti. The state meet is set for May 17-19.