Track readies for Kiwanis Invite
This year, the annual Kiwanis sponsored track meet will be held May 3.
This is the only invitational Wooster hosts they host and has eight different teams and over 320 athletes attending the event.
Doug Bennett, boys cross country and track coach and Music Dept. member, has hopes to have another successful meet this year at the Kiwanis Invitational.
“The Kiwanis meet is our home invite and it’s a chance for us, as athletes and coaches, to demonstrate how we perform and compete in front of our home town crowd,” Bennett said.
The team has been working together this season to achieve personal and team goals, all of which help Wooster succeed.
Bennett believes the team is in a good position to win the meet and says that individual improvement and setting personal records help make the team succeed.
“It’s just a privilege to coach these kids,” Bennett said.
Zack Buchholz (11) said his season has been going very well.
“I’ve had time drops and personal records all across the board,” Buchholz said.
Buchholz will commonly run the 100m, 400m and 800m events with fellow athlete Casey Followay.
Buchholz stated that as a team, Wooster wants to repeat its success as OCC champions at the OCC meet on May 16.
“Track is a good outlet because it’s a supportive group of coaches and student athletes who are fun to be with and are always pushing you to race, jump or throw the best you can and be the best person you can be too,” Buchholz said.
Unable to compete at the beginning of the season due to an ankle injury, Helena Gastier (11) is ready to get back into competition at the Wooster Invitational.