This diversity demonstrates the nature of track and field as a sport; it can be rigorous and highly competitive, yet accepting at the same time. As a member of the track and field team for the second year, I find it inspiring that I am practicing with such motivated and determined people. I am excited about how much it has grown since last year.
The team is led by Sturgis East Seniors Liam Doherty and Tom Homand, West Senior Taylor White, and West Junior Katie Kane. These four will remain captains this year, but Coach Weaver will be accepting two additional Junior or Senior captains sometime in the near future. Her decision will no doubt be based on how their leadership skills are displayed and how committed they are to the sport.
Since the team consists of athletes from both East and West, Coach Beckner, long-distance running coach and East cross country coach, came up with the chant “Sturgis unified will not be denied!” The Sturgis Stormwatch wishes the Track and Field Team a wonderful season!