Track and field welcomes all

Benjamin Wilks, Sports Editor

There are many sports here at Lakeland College, but some are not as well-known as others with track and field being one of them.

“It’s not a glamour sport,” said Keenan Hamilton, head coach. “It’s not popular. It’s demanding and asks that you work hard.”

During a meet, the women and men who are involved participate in a variety of events. These include long jump, triple jump, shot put, weight throw, relays, javelin, hammer throw, discus and different length sprints.

The students involved in track and field also participate in other sports at Lakeland.

“We have about four or five football players’ total,” says Hamilton. “Some basketball players, two cheerleaders, and one soccer player (also make up the team).”

According to Hamilton, he has been reaching out to the success coaches to get the word out to students who may be too shy to join track and field.

His long term goals for the team include getting more recognition for the students who participate and for incoming students who might be interested in participating.

In addition to Hamilton, Monika Kalicinska, assistant coach, and Chris Scott, assistant coach, help to train the students who participate.

If you are interested in track and field, contact the coaches for more information.