SPORTS: Ferrara Looks To Race Into Great Last Season
By Jessica Cuevas – Staff Reporter
Senior indoor track captain Nick Ferrara is working towards becoming an exceptional athlete while motivating his team to do the same.
Ferrara competes in the 55m dash, the 4x200m relay, and the sprint medley relay. He has been a member of the indoor track team since his freshman year.
“I have made many improvements from freshman year to now,” Ferrara said. “I have significantly gotten faster and stronger.”
On top of the regularly scheduled indoor track practices, Ferrara does high-intensity workouts in the preseason and during the season. He hopes to reach personal bests in all his events this season and hopes to go All-State with his 4x200m team.
Ferrara has many team goals for this season as well. He wants to see his teammates working hard day in and day out.
“As a team, we will succeed in competing our best and getting better each meet,” Ferrara said.
Ferrara’s teammates said that his determination and optimism make him a great leader and captain. He has a very positive influence on the team and likes to bring new ideas to the table when it comes to track.
“He’s a hard worker and dedicated,” junior captain Joe Mugford said. “He’s pretty helpful and a great leader.”
Ferrara is especially supportive to the team’s younger members. He tries his best to instruct them, fix their form, and motivate them to raise their confidence levels.
He does this in hopes to get some of the underclassman to qualify for the bigger away meets.
“Nick as a captain makes sure everyone does what they have to and if they need help he helps them,” junior Charlie Fonck said.
Since the indoor track team has over 100 members, the coaches rely heavily on their captains to help out with the plethora of athletes. The coaches benefit from all the extra help they get from their captains.
“Nicky is doing a fantastic job,” head coach Mr. Beler said. “We have high expectations for him and many of our athletes.”
The team is excited for all of their meets this season, especially their first few qualifying meets, for New Englands, and hopefully, for Nationals.
The team is also looking forward to the Yale invitational that takes place in January. This meet is special because schools from all over the East Coast come to New Haven to compete.
By the end of the season, Ferrara hopes to become a better athlete and lead his team to success.