Multi-sport athletes must track time, duties

Bailey Wegenast – Mustangs Ahead

 (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS is one busy place, and some Mustangs feel it more than others.

LRHS student athletes have a complicated job of managing both sports and school on a daily basis, but one of the most hectic jobs of all is keeping up with more than just one sport.

Students like sophomore Ava Klein have to deal with back-to-back seasons. Klein runs for both LRHS cross country, which lasts from Aug. to early Nov., and track and field, with training starting mid- Nov. and the season ending in April.

One way she manages the sports and homework is keeping her assignments logged and organized.

Junior James Rivera plays three sports for LRHS: cross country, track and field, and basketball. When it comes to completing work, Rivera said, “No matter how annoying it can get, I just do it anyway.”

Another complication of playing multiple sports can be schedules. Sophomore Anna Stock is no beginner to this.

“Usually I go from cross-country to swim practice and it can be tiring, but at the end of the day, it makes me feel good about myself,” she said.

It can take a lot of motivation to complete the tricky task of balancing sports and schoolwork, but no athlete is shy of perseverance.

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