With seven weeks left in the season — six weeks before regional meets are held — Grangeville’s track and field team competed at Kamiah April 2. That marked the team’s second outdoor meet, but because snow had kept the practice field covered through the Bulldogs’ spring break, it came just a day after the team held its first outdoor practice of the season.
“We haven’t had much time to get up on the track so far, but it has been a good experience, really fun,” GHS junior Aiden Anderson told the Free Press April 2. “For practice, we’ve been having to stay in the halls and run in the halls. Basically the only time I’ve been full speed on the track was at our first meet.”
Anderson placed second in two jumping events, with marks of 17-10 in the long jump and 35-10 in the triple jump.
“It was alright,” he said. “It was our first meet, and you have to get better as the season goes along — that’s how it is every year. I wasn’t too happy with it, honestly. I got second, but I did better than that last year. I wanted to start out about the same as last year, and improve to more than that. But I’m sure as the year goes on I’ll get there. Just got to get back into it.”
He said the head count for the GHS track teams is low, and chalked that up to winter keeping the Bulldogs indoors.
But one newcomer to the team — Jake Wren — jumped out at Anderson.
“Jake went farther than I thought — close to what I did last year,” he said. “It’s his first year out. I was pretty impressed.”
Grangeville’s next meet is April 5 at Parma.
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