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Forgotten Fielders

Half of the Track & Field team feels they should be recognized for their achievements. Christian Brothers’ track and field season has been going on for two months now and the only athletes from the team that we have heard of are the runners. But there are a whole other group of athletes that we […]

Half of the Track & Field team feels they should be recognized for their achievements.

Christian Brothers’ track and field season has been going on for two months now and the only athletes from the team that we have heard of are the runners. But there are a whole other group of athletes that we never hear about — the throwers. The throwers participate in the shot put, an event in which a weighted ball is thrown as far as possible, and discus, an event in which a weighted disc is thrown as far as possible.

People often overlook the throwers and that isn’t fair. We asked a couple of throwers how they felt and their remarks were similar

“We make up part of the Track and Field team,” Alina Vera (’16) says. “We are the field part and [we] should be recognized for our achievements”.

Colin McCarley (’18) had similar remarks.

“We deserve as much recognition as the runners,” he says. “Throwing requires a lot of effort and practice just like the runners.”

That effort is exactly why they should be recognized. They put in hard work, which consists of weight lifting and throwing for an hour and a half each day. For that they deserve recognition.

“I enjoy it so much — it feels like a hobby,” Colin says.

However, it’s important to know this isn’t just a hobby. It is taken very serious by these throwers.

If you’re interested in watching these throwers or the sprinters at an event, you have plenty of time to check them out. There are still League meets and invitational meets, including this Friday at Sheldon High School. So take some time and go cheer on the track and field team.

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