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Track runners, coach plan to stay in shape over COVID-19 extended school closures

Savannah Hill, track runner and junior, stretches before a run over break. Hill said she would continue to train over the extended school closures although she does not expect the track season to continue this year.

Sarah Kim

March 23, 2020

Both the men’s and women’s track teams have been training for the official track season since early January. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 led all Carmel Clay Schools to close until May 1 at the earliest, bringing all sports teams to a stall. The CHS Athletics Office released that all CHS sp...

Student athletes come back better than ever after suffering from major medical problems

“I’m definitely mentally stronger, but I think everyone gets mentally stronger. I mean you have to be mentally strong when you go through chemotherapy, but also I look at life in a whole different perspective now, especially because I wasn’t given that great of a chance to live, and you just get a sense of what’s really important, like family and what’s maybe not that important.” - Matt Cooper

Alina Husain, Reporter

March 17, 2017

For most CHS students, Feb. 16, 2016 was just another normal day, but for Matt Cooper, student athlete and senior, it was a day that would change the rest of his life. On that day, Cooper was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. The diagnosis presented Cooper with a low chance of survival, and it...

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...

DOUBLE TROUBLE: CHS athletes play a second sport to become better athletes, teammates

DOUBLE TROUBLE: CHS athletes play a second sport  to become better athletes, teammates

Jess Canaley, Reporter

October 13, 2016

    Players state and nation -wide are becoming less sport-specific and more all-around athletes. Many students at CHS have developed a primary and secondary sport, such as track and cross country, to keep conditioned year-round, a habit that is more frequently being designated as      desirabl...

RUNNING DOWN THE COMPETITION: Men’s track and field team hopes to defend State title

KEEPING UP 
THE PACE:
Senior Ben Veatch runs along the track at practice. Veatch said he believes that, due to their hard work, the team will reach state and receive deserved recognition for their efforts. 
KYLE CRAWFORD // PHOTO

sports

April 21, 2016

According to Theodore “Teddy” Browning, varsity men’s track team member and senior, many people do not believe the CHS men’s track and field team is anything special, despite winning the IHSAA State championship last June. “It’s kind of weird because even though we won last year, and we w...

CHS Men’s Track and Field Team Moves Outside, Prepares for a Successful Spring Season

CHS Men's Track and Field Team Moves Outside, Prepares for a Successful Spring Season

Contributor

February 20, 2015

After spending the winter training indoors, the men’s track and field team moved their practices outside this week, getting themselves one step closer to their first IHSAA meet at the University of Indianapolis on March 6. Senior Isaac James said he has high hopes for the team this year and is excit...

Men’s track and field team looks to capture third consecutive MIC Title

Men’s track and field team looks to capture third consecutive MIC Title

sports

April 25, 2013

After winning two consecutive Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC) championships, the men’s track team looks forward to capturing a third tomorrow. According to Joshua (“Josh”) Ebikwo, varsity runner and junior, although the team lost most of its seniors this year and therefore lacks...

By resting top runners at the beginning of the season, the track team attempts to make sure it is in top form entering the postseason

By resting top runners at the beginning of the season,  the track team attempts to make sure it is in top form entering the postseason

sports

April 27, 2012

For a runner to compete at the highest possible level, it takes a good understanding of the relationship between energy systems and training systems. During the last three weeks of the competitive season, known as the peaking phase, it is desirable to be in the best physical and mental shape of the ...