Track and field season underway at Father Vincent Capodanno

Run. Jump. And Throw! Track and field season is officially underway at Father Vincent Capodanno High School, and the Grunts ended their first meet, hosted by Jordan-Matthews High School in Chatham County, with an outsized showing.

In preparation for their third year of track, the Grunts added off-season training that resulted in multiple personal records.

Head Coach Joshe Raetz noted “The Grunts showed up and competed in big ways tonight. This is a direct result of their strength work in the offseason as well as leadership from the upperclassmen and experience of the returning athletes. It was an appropriate way to end a day of a leap year.”

Last year, the Grunts added high jumping and hurdling to their lineup, and this year, they added discus throwing. All throwers established respectable first throws that the Grunts will build upon over the rest of the season.

One of the athletes new to competing at this level and a recent transfer into Capodanno, junior Gemma Farris, described the event as “a fun meet with lots of good competition. Our team worked hard tonight, and I’m proud of our efforts. We trusted our training and each other. It was fun.”

Capodanno will compete again on March 23 at the Timberwolf Invitation hosted by Montgomery County Central in Troy.

Contributed/Courtesy photo.

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