Outdoor Track Springing into Action
P.J. Montezuma As indoor track came to an end, the runners continue running to prepare for this spring’s outdoor track season. Believe it or not, there is a difference from indoor track and outdoor track. Outdoor track consists of more sprinting events, jumping events, and throwing events. Due to larger size of an outdoor track and the larger turns, runners tend to have faster times in outdoor track than in indoor track. However running outdoor track has its obstacles as well such as the wind hitting runners and making it harder to breathe. Head Coach David Londino has coached track for all three seasons for the past seven years, making this upcoming season his 21st season. The track team is looking for a lot of Malden High student athletes to join outdoor track. Londino said his goal is “to have every individual he or she can possibly do. If the runners do that, the team will win.” Captains are not yet decided, however, during the first couple practices and meets Londino looks for runners who show great leadership traits. In the past, home meets take place at MacDonald Stadium but the football field and track at MacDonald Stadium will be undergoing renovation during the season. Cambridge has generously allowed Malden High to use their track as a home track and therefore many of their meets will take place in Cambridge. Last spring they had a great season and a number of athletes compete at the all state meet, and the team has similar expectations for this season.