By April Dodge
Do you like watching the USA track and field games on ESPN? Have you have ever participating in Track and Field? Haskell offer sports such as basketball, cross country, football, softball, volleyball, golf, and you guessed it, track and field. In fact, this year’s track coach is one of Haskell’s dedicated worker, Al Gipp.
Gipp is known for his stellar teaching abilities, both in the classroom and on the track. The track team has around thirty-five students usually. Haskell students have the opportunity to practice with a wide array of equipment for track and field. Haskell offers the equipment for shot-put, discus, hammer throw, weight throw, and javelin. The track team also has the equipment for the meter dashes, mile relay, long jump, and the triple jump. There currently is no hurdle dash equipment or high jump equipment available due to the weather. Gipp said, “there were some minor injuries and others getting [a] cold,” so make sure to bundle up if anyone decides to come out. The Teams first meet of the season took place at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park Kansas, on January 17, 2014.
For more information, or to look ahead of their meets, you can go online to www.haskellathletics.com. Please show your support at the meets! The track practices will meet every day at 4:00pm to 5:30pm at Jim Thorpe Fitness Center. Even though practice has already started, it is not too late to join the team.