A new season of Track & Field kicks off


Leo Schoenberger

Track and field is returning to Baldwin High School. There are 72 athletes who are looking forward to competing and having success. 

There are many events for the athletes to compete in. For the runners, 100-meter, 200-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter, steeplechase, Mile, 2 mile, 100-meter Hurdles, 110-meter Hurdles, 300-meter Hurdles, 4×100-meter relay, 4×200-meter relay and 4×400-meter relay. 

For the throwers and jumpers, there is shot put, discus, javelin, high jump, long jump, triple jump and pole vault. 

Distance runner and Pole Vaulter coach, Mike Spielman said “I think we’re going to have a really good season, this is one of the biggest groups we’ve had, and the bigger group you have the more chances you have because there are so many events.” 

The team will compete in various meets along the season and improve along the way to perform well in state. 

“The main thing for success is just the willingness to work hard,” Spielman said. 

“Because if you work hard, since the events are so technical, if you work hard at it you can get good at it,” Spielman said. “And in any sport really the ones who work hard are always the ones that are going to do well.” 

Sophomore runner Nick Johnson, who has been competing in track and field since the 8th grade, enjoyed competing in his first high school year of track and field last year. 

Nick is looking forward to the 800m run. 

“I think we are going to compete very well this year,” Johnson said. 

The Bulldogs are going to be well prepared to compete in their first meet on Friday, March 31st, 2023 at Liston Stadium.