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The Grant County High School track and field team used two indoor track meets to get ready for the outdoor season in the spring.
The team starts their season with the Grant County All Comers meet on March 19 at GCHS, hosting over 400 athletes.
“I think we’re pretty well prepared,” coach Brian Soules said. “We had a great winter season and we’ve got a lot of athletes that have joined over the last month or so, so we should have a good showing, both boys and girls.”
The team will use this meet to show the younger athletes what to expect from a meet.
“My expectations are that everybody that’s new understands how a meet works and the older runners take care of the younger ones and show them the intensity that is needed to compete at the highest level,” Soules said.
Soules is glad to start the season at home and hopes to have the support of the community as they get to see how the team performs.
“Track is a great spectator sport,” Soules said. “There is competition in every heat of every race. For the most part, there should be someone from Grant County in every heat and everyone gets to participate. It’s the nature of the sport.”
Soules knows that this meet gives his seniors the chance to set records on their home track.
“I expect the seniors to step up,” Soules said. “We have track records for our new track. This will be one of the last times they get to run on it in competition and hopefully that will mean something to them and they will excel in their performance.”