Spring sports are currently underway at Lynnhaven School and the coaches, Ms. Kidd and Mr. Imbriani, have been training the student athletes for success. The junior varsity and varsity track athletes practice Monday through Friday, rain or shine, for a series of running and field events.
The 100 and 200 meter dash events are two events sprinters enjoy, while the 1600 meter run is a favorite for long distance athletes. Throwers have been able to flex their muscle in the shot put event. Ms. Kidd commented on the diversity of track and field stating, “the sport offers such a vast variety of events that all students, regardless of their athletic ability could find something they enjoy”. They compete against both private and public schools across the state of Virginia, with some meets being relatively small with five to seven competing teams, while other meets have had as many as 28 teams competing at once. These competitions have been a great experience for students who have not previously participated in a school sanctioned sport, while some of the seasoned athletes have been able to reawaken their competitive spirit.
At 9:00 AM on March 26th Lynnhaven School competed in one of their largest track meets to date at Charles City High School’s annual invitational, located in Charles City, VA. It was only their second meet of the season, so nerves were present but their drive and determination allowed them to push through, many of them beating their personal record. When asked what they liked about track and field, Faith, class of 2024, said, “track is fun because you get to hang out with your friends while improving your athletic skills”.
Lynnhaven will compete in their next meet on Thursday April 7th at St. Christopher’s School located in Richmond, VA at 4:00 PM.