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Although track season starts mid-February, varsity runners train in tough conditions during winter months

POWER RUN:
Junior Bing Hudson (left) and sophomore Charlie Schuman run laps in the field across from Murray Stadium and the Natatorium parking lot. “We don’t meet in December after a lengthy cross-country season, so the boys are excited to meet up in the locker room, run together, and get guidance from our coaches. It is a really good atmosphere that the boys build during the offseason,” Head Coach Colin Altevogt said.

Aniket Biswal

January 23, 2020

The track season starts in mid-February, but for many varsity runners preparations for the season starts much earlier than that. According to the athletes, those unofficial practices—which are often outside—are frequently cold and difficult but also necessary. Charlie Schuman, track runner and sophomore,...

Men’s cross-country places at Regionals, looks to win State

Head Coach Colin Altevogt prepares the Semistate roster. Altevogt said he expects the team to place at Semistate and advance to State.

Sarah Kim

October 25, 2019

The men’s cross-country placed second at Regionals, one point behind Brebeuf. Regionals was on Oct. 19 at Noblesville. Due to the team’s continuous successes, expectations for a podium finish at State remain high. Head Coach Colin Altevogt explained that he believes the team has a high chance of...

Team Wins Sectional, Advances to Regional

Connor Heagy, track runner and freshman, stretches after practice. The tournament roster will continue to train for Regionals on Thursday.

Sarah Kim

May 21, 2019

The men’s track team placed first at Sectional on last Friday. The Sectional meet was originally scheduled to be held on May 16 but was pushed back due to severe weather. The team placed first with a score of 153.5 points and will advance to Regional. Head Coach Colin Altevogt described what...

Tournament team wins State Oct. 27

Senior Calvin Bates sprints to the finish line at State on Oct. 27. Bates placed 19thwith a time of 16:14.0.

Sarah Kim

October 29, 2018

The men’s cross- country team beat two other top contenders for the IHSAA state title. The final team scores were CHS, 136; Cathedral 146; and Fishers, 150. Head Coach Colin Altevogt spoke about the season leading up to State, “I think that we were patient throughout the tournament season. We...

Team Advances to Regional meet on Oct. 13

Senior Calvin Bates crosses the finish line at the Sectional meet on Oct. 6. He placed second and the team placed first overall.

Sarah Kim

October 8, 2018

The men’s cross-country team won the Sectional meet advancing to the Regional meet at the White River Elementary School course. These upcoming meets are only run by those on the tournament roster. Head Coach Colin Altevogt explained the system, “There are 12 names on the tournament roster and...

Playing Off the Field: Students reflect on importance, benefits, trade-offs of off-season training

RUNNING HARD: Colin Altevogt, assistant coach for CHS track and head cross-country coach, helps runners analyze their form. Altevogt said both students and coaches use the off-season time to recover from injuries and prepare for the upcoming season.

Sameen Siddiqui

May 18, 2018

For many sports, off-season training has been a vital part for student athletes to help prepare for their regular seasons. According to Joey Schmidt, varsity football outside linebacker and junior, off-season training is important because it helps athletes build their strength and speed for the following se...

Athletes use cryotherapy to help ease workout aches and pains

RELAX AND RECOVER:
Spencer Gudgel, track athlete and senior, receives cupping therapy from certified athletic trainer Brittani Moore. Gudgel said cupping releases muscular stress by stimulating blood vessels, allowing for better blood flow. 
Sam Shi | Photo

Sameen Siddiqui, Adam Spensley

February 23, 2018

Spencer Gudgel, varsity men’s track runner and senior, said he is a fan of cryotherapy. Gudgel said during his freshman and sophomore years, he was recovering from a hamstring hip issue, and to recover he went to physical therapy through IU Health, then later switched to St. Vincent. He said aft...

CHS student athletes reflect on how scheduling affects their seasons

LIGHT WORK:
The men’s cross country team runs during a practice. Head Coach Colin Altevogt says having a surplus of varsity level runners also the top runners to rest and prepare for State.
MAY ZHANG | Photo

Sameen Siddiqui

October 26, 2017

The varsity women’s swimming and diving team has won 31 consecutive state championships, but according to Gabriela Nieves, varsity swimmer and junior, said, although CHS has won 31 consecutive state championships, the team still faces competition. Nieves said Hamilton Southeastern High School, and ...

Men’s cross-country team prepares for Sectionals

Thomas Gastineau had earned a Top Dog position running in the Noblesville Sectionals when he was a freshman. He hopes the team wins State this year.

Sameen Siddiqui

October 6, 2017

The men’s cross-country team will be competing  at White River Elementary on Saturday for their Sectionals. According to head coach for the team, Colin Altevogt, although the team is in a competitive area in the state this year, it is not as competitive as it previously has been for the last two to th...

Men’s cross-country team prepares for MIC Championship

Sean Reimer is running in the Trinity Invitational with his fellow teammates. The Trinity Invitational was on September 16 and CHS won 1st place.

Sameen Siddiqui, Reporter

September 23, 2017

According to Head Coach Colin Altevogt of the men’s cross-country team, the team had a ten year winning streak up until last year for the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC) championship. The team will be competing on Saturday at Ben Davis. Thomas Gastineau, varsity runner and junior, said,...

Men’s cross-country team prepares for Trinity Invitational

The Carmel men's cross-country team participates in a meet.

Sameen Siddiqui, Reporter

September 20, 2017

According to Colin Altevogt, men's cross-country team's head coach, this year the team is looking forward to competing with Carroll High School and a high school from Louisville during the Trinity Invitational because they will be the top competitors there. “We’ve gotten to parts of our training that...

Track and Field trains through indoor track

Jess Canaley

January 27, 2017

Nearly every seasonal runner around CHS is most likely aware of the indoor track program and its importance in training and preparing for the regular track season. However, outside of the running community, many are unaware of its presence at CHS. While indoor track isn’t an IHSAA sport, it still provid...