Track athletes make sure to stay fit during quarantine

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Fallon Blair

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Fallon Ryan Blair, Entertainment Editor

After the University Interscholastic League stated on March 23 that all UIL games and contests will resume no earlier than Monday, May 4, this has forced track athletes to stay fit on their own.

Coaches expect track athletes to stay active in whatever ways they can on their prolonged break from athletics.

“We want students to practice as much as they can while staying healthy and to optimize their time as much as possible,” shot put and discus coach Tim Pope said.

“We want students to practice as much as they can while staying healthy and to optimize their time as much as possible.”

— Coach Pope

While some students may spend their break on their phones and video games, other athletes like freshman Logan King try to stay fit to prepare for whenever athletics starts again.

“I do workouts like squats and dumbbell incline on the weekends,” King said. “I am also working on my form for shot put and discus.

Freshman Candace Taggart is using her surroundings and technology to help her stay fit during quarantine and said that doing workouts with the legs is crucial because they are essential to running.

“To keep my legs active, I’ve gone and played tennis and taken my dogs on long walks,” Taggart said. “I’ve also found leg workout videos on Youtube that keep me active and motivated.”