Washburn Track and Field meet

On Jan. 28-29, Park’s track and field athletes will compete in a two-day meet at Washburn University. This is the second meet of the season.

Allison Anderson, a graduate student, will compete in the 200-meter dash and the 4×400. 

“I am feeling excited and anxious it being the first meet off of break and our competitors and conference competitors have been competing for the past two or three weeks while we are coming off of one meet that we had in December,” Anderson said.

Last season was limited because of COVID-19 concerns, so the team did not compete in any indoor meets. Anderson said she has many goals for this year’s indoor season, including getting below 26 seconds in the 200-meter.

“And for the 4×400 meter relay my goal is that we qualify, so hopefully all the other girls are ready to run their butts off in that race,” she said.

Shikayla Walker is a senior member of the track and field team. At the Washburn meet she will compete in shotput and weights. 

“I am kind of nervous about the meet considering I have been restricted with COVID for a week, so I have had some down time with practice,” Walker said. “I still feel confident with my technique, but there’s always room to get better.”

Following this competition, there are two more open meets for the women’s indoor track and field team. The season will wrap up with the conference championship on Feb. 18-19 and then the NAIA national championships March 3-5.