Track is Just Around the Corner for UHS Athletes

Track is coming up for UHS athletes in less than a month, and many students have already been hard at work conditioning for the upcoming competitive season. For the last several years, the team has been a threat in both the county and the local section. Last year alone, the team managed to send five athletes to the WPIAL meet to represent Uniontown. Hope Trimmer competed in the mile and finished with a time of 5 minutes and 12 seconds. The 4×800 team, consisting of Dalton Grimes, Brandon Hebda, Leyton Maust, and Mason Stewart, completed the WPIAL race with a time of 8 minutes and 33 seconds.

Brandon Hebda overtakes Mason Stewart to take 1st place in the 1600m race
Dominic Scott competes in a hurdle race against Ringgold and Belle Vernon

These athletes hope to reach new heights of performance this year, and possibly even shatter some pre-established school records. Stewart mentioned that he is excited for practice and getting in shape with everyone this season. His conditioning has been consistent, and he believes it will pay off as the season progresses. Hope Trimmer shared some of her training plan as well. She completes 3-6 miles daily at a comfortable pace. She says she will start speed workouts nearer to the start of the regular season. Her goals are to improve her mile time as well as experimenting with some new events.

The coaches have high hopes of a larger team this year. UHS track has struggled in recent years to find students willing to compete in many of the sprinting events. Coach Joe Everhart has been training his distance athletes since January to prepare them for the hardships of long distance running, and Coach Lloyd will soon follow as we near March 1. The first scrimmage will be held at home on March 15, 2022, where Uniontown will face off against California and Beth Center.

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