Chapin Track and Field Regular Season Recap


With track’s regular season coming to a close and postseason play looming, some of the Eagles reflected on their accomplishments so far. The girls have yet to lose a meet while the boys have exceeded their preseason expectations. Many team members have improved times and distances from last year, and new school records have been broken in the girls 4/100 relay and triple jump.

“The season has gone well. I think we could of done better and there’s always room for improvement, but overall I am satisfied with the team’s performance,” said Micah Bagely, sophomore male sprinter.

Jack LeGrand, head coach of the track team, stated “We have improved in everything, times, distances, and hurdles especially. We have grown as a team over the course of the season” when asked to look back on the season so far.

The track and field team will be sending many of their athletes to the region meet with hopes of making it the state competition.

Edgar Jackson, one of the region competitors, said “We are going to do very well in region this year” when asked about their success this year.

Two school records were broken by female athletes this year. The girls 4/100 relay record was broken by Brooke Parker, Mary Grace Rich, Zarainia Clarke and Katie Bukszuar. Brooke Parker said “My favorite moment of the season was when we broke the 4/1 record, it was memorable.” Marisa Weiner broke the triple jump school record, jumping 31 feet and ½ inch.

Joe Flowers, who has been out for half the seasons due to injuries, said “[The 4/100 relay] has been cool bonding with my teammates, and improving my times” after being asked about the season. The boys 4/100 relay competing in the region meet will consist of seniors Thomas Hales, Jordan Lester, and Cameron Crawford, along with freshman Taylor Lehmann.

“ I couldn’t of asked for anything better this year, Everyone’s done very well,” remarked Coach LeGrand.

With region starting in a week, track and field is about to end. With 2 school records broken, many times improved and an undefeated girls team, Chapin track and field looks to mark its spot in their region competitions.