Boy’s track hopes to win more meets with strong teamwork

Matt Potts, Staff Reporter

The boy’s track team has been practicing hard and is geared up to compete. With first, second and third place team finishes under their belt already, the varsity boys look to improve as the season winds on.

The team has a great work ethic and tries to improve with every day that passes. Tough practices and competitive meets help to strengthen the team. Sophomore Marvin Mckenzie, has big goals in mind.

“We’re going to practice hard and win at least a couple medals at state,” said Mckenzie.

It’s obvious that just like in any other sport the coaches are just as important as the players and they help to mold highschool kids into great athletes. Head coach Tim Olson hopes to have a lot of state caliber competitors this year. He knows that it will take a lot of conditioning and practices to achieve this goal. He plans to improve the team greatly this year.

“We have a lot of talent this year and I think we’re capable of achieving great things,” said Olson.

Everyone on the team needs to work together to make each other better. This teamwork was on display as the team recently hosted the 46th Annual Gary Johnson Bulldog Relays and took first place overall. Some key performers from Riverside Brookfield were seniors David Swon who took first place in the triple jump and Mike Hornung who took first place in shot put, and junior Dan Curtin who placed second in the 1600 Meter Run, losing first place by just two seconds.

On April 30th the team hosted a Metro Suburban Conference tri-meet. The team ran admirably but the meet was used as a practice meet to help the athletes work on form. Even though it doesn’t count as a sanctioned meet, it helps with the runners performance throughout the season.