Anna Stock – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As 2019 kicks off so does pre-season LRHS track. Athletes interested in participating in track this year can meet coach Kristin Wikstrom every day after school at the track.
Practice starts at 3 p.m. and focuses on easing previous athletes back into training and preparing new athletes for the upcoming season. Students with any questions can meet with Wikstrom in room 570.
To prepare the athletes, Wikstrom plans to make the first couple of practices assessment based.
Wikstrom discussed her feelings toward the season, “I am thoroughly excited about the upcoming track season. Already, we have many athletes coming for pre-season training, and they are setting the tone for a successful year.”
Wikstrom also added, “We have so many hard workers returning from cross country, and I am thrilled to work with this devoted group for another season. The culture of hard work has been cultivated since cross country season, and we will take the momentum into spring track! I see endless possibilities with the group we have!”
Sophomore Amelia Skoumal is excited for the upcoming season.
“I was injured during cross-country and wasn’t able to run so it feels so good to be able to get back out there and start training again. This will also be my first time training with coach Wikstrom so I’m excited to see how her training style will help me this year,” she said.
Junior Mason Ingallinera shared the importance of pre-season track, “Pre-season practice is just as important as when track officially starts in the spring. For me I find that it helps move my body from long distance endurance running to short quick efforts. I also find it really helpful to start training before the season kicks off because it preps me not only physically but mentally so I’m ready to get out there and start training.”