Track and field get ready for competition


Arayah Mora

Junior Amaris Mora is practicing his long jump.

Josiah Mora, Sports Reporter

The Montrose Track and Field team started their season Monday, February 28th, but due to typical Colorado weather,  they had to cancel their first three official  practices due to weather delays.

There have also been a couple of changes in the coaching department since Sprinter Coach Al Griffin resigned earlier this year.

“This year is going to be a little different, we don’t have our coach from last year which may make things a little harder. but we just have to keep pushing ourselves,” junior Amaris Mora said.

The season should be a good one for the Indians, they have Jaxxon Tosi, Alonzo Leiba, Junior Rodriguez, Isaac Renfrow, and Mora returning after going to state last year and placing 33rd overall as a team.

“ It’s going to be fun, I’m just looking forward to getting better each week and trying to always beat my own time,” sophomore Jericho Tosi said.

Mora, Leiba, Renfrow, and Rodriguez all went to state for then 4×100 relay last year with a time of 44.63 seconds. They are all hoping to compete at State at the end of this season too. 

“We did good last year. We were just sophomores and freshman competing against bigger and faster seniors, so we should do better then we did last year if we keep improving,” Mora said, “ I’m personally trying to run a 11 flat or under  on the 100 meter dash.”

The Indians have a lot of speed, but they also have a lot of throwing power too with junior Jaxxon Tosi throwing shot put for 44′ 4.25″ and throwing a discuss 120′.

“ I don’t really think much about it, I just go out there and throw, but now I am focusing more on form which should get me to beat my own records,” Tosi said.

Montrose will have their first competition this Saturday March 11th at Montrose High school.