SPORTS: Boys, Girls Track Teams Off And Running
By Kayla Patrick – Sports Editor
Law’s track and field teams are expected to have great seasons this year.
This year’s girls captains are seniors Cori Kalafus, Kelsey Kopazna, Tiffany Coleman, and Holly Stewart.
“The captains are fun and take the sport seriously,” sophomore Kristin Frank said. “They are good leaders and are great to go to for help.”
The four captains have high expectations for this year’s team, including placing well at SCCs and states and breaking school records.
“I expect everyone to try their best and help others no matter what event they do,” Kalafus said. “(I also expect them) to cheer each other on and push every to the best of their ability.”
One goal the team has for this season includes winning the annual Katzmarsic Invitational meet that is held at Law.
These goals are more in reach thanks to the arrival of some valuable freshman. Holly Caldwell and Dominika Michnik are key freshman in sprinting events for the track team, and freshman Colleen Hugo will contribute in distance.
“We have many new freshmen that are ready to take on the field,” Coleman said.
Some other key performers for the girls team are sophomores Kiki Smith, Olivia Steiner, and Frank, junior Jess Centore, and the senior captains.
The boys track team’s captains are seniors Mick Murray, Jeremy Doucette, Max German, and Jason Garlock.
Their goal this season includes winning their division and placing well at the state tournament. Team members are also hoping for new school records to be set this year.
“We are a very strong team this year,” senior Giovanni Marzullo said. “We have many seniors that have been to the states meet before and are looking to make it back this year.”
Key players for the boys are the four captains, plus juniors Gabe Haynes and Jason Baker and seniors Tyler Thammavongsa and Sean Rice.
German is attending University of New Haven next year and plans to be a part of their track team.
The girls track team is coached by Mr. Schulte and Miss Wilcock. The boys team is coached by Mr. Beler. Mr. Rhode and Mr. Robinson help coach both groups.
“The coaches are very helpful this year,” Marzullo said. “They are always coming around and working on each individual event every day.”