Girls’ track to rely on depth
By Kyle Salomon,
Despite only having three seniors on the roster, the Mustang girls track team will be loaded with depth this season.
High school track officially begins Friday around the state and the Bronco girls squad will travel to Norman to compete at the Norman High track meet at 11 a.m.
The three seniors on the squad will be Laci Joyner, Stephanie Wilson and Sara Wojcak.
Mustang head coach Eric Peterson is entering his second year as the girls track coach at Mustang.
Peterson he is excited to get the season started.
“The Norman meet is always a good meet to go to early in the season because it gives you a true idea of where you’re really at as a team at this point,” he said. “It shows you what your strengths and weaknesses are. There are so many good teams that are going to be in Norman, it makes it a big challenge.”
Peterson said he likes the depth he sees out of his team right now.
“Last year, we weren’t deep at all,” he said. “If we had a girl go down on a relay team, we didn’t have anyone to replace her, but this year we have the depth we need to be able to manage if something like that happens. We will be able to fill in spots and not miss a beat.”
This winter has been unusually cold with snow and ice storms throughout the winter months, which makes it difficult to get outside and practice for the track teams.
Peterson said his girls have had to practice a lot indoors in preparation for the season.
“It’s been a weird winter to say the least,” he said. “We usually are able to get a couple months of outside practices that are real productive, but this year has been tough to do that. We have been going inside the wellness center and doing the best we can. We are looking forward to getting out there Friday.”