Boys Outdoor Track

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The Boys Track Captains. (Photo/Derek Caneja)

Danielle Levya

The Boys Track Captains. (Photo/Derek Caneja)

 

It is the start of a new track season and hopes are high for a successful season. Kevin Butera, the Head Coach of the Boys Track Team predicts that this season will mark “another successful indoor campaign.” There are also many new additions to the team which should be helpful for Butera’s team, which finished last year’s dual meet season with a record of 7-0.

Butera said, “We have the talent to do extremely well as a team, and [we have] multiple individuals that will perform at a high level at championship meets. I am also excited to see what school records fall as the junior and senior team members have been rewriting the Top 10 lists in school history for the past couple of years.”

The team does have concerns over the loss of last year’s impressive senior class including Alex Lee, a stand out sprinter. Also, some of the winter athletes may not return seeing as there are other choices of sport during the spring.

Butera is also concerned about the Carey opponents, Weymouth and Newton North, who will be very difficult to defeat. Despite having their concerns, Butera is confident that the Rebel strengths far outweigh the team’s weaknesses. Butera said, “We have two or three capable athletes for every event and with some of the newcomers we have the potential to be even stronger in some. I expect our distance crew to continue their strong year, as well as the hurdlers. We also bring back a majority of our javelin team from last year and I expect them to continue to improve.”

The team’s goals for this season are to win the Herget as well as qualifying over 10 athletes for States. Butera hopes for his boys to perform better as a team at the Division II Meet.  He also said, “repeating our top 5 placement from the indoor season [at Division II Meet] is also a good goal for the team to shoot for.”