The DFJHS track team held a meeting on March 8th to discuss track team events and ensure that proper forms were completed by doctors and parents to give permission for athletes to participate on the track team. Diamond Fork has four track coaches; two of them are distance coaches and two are sprinting coaches. The two distance coaches are Coach Claybaugh and Coach Dowse and the two sprinting coaches are Coach Richards and Coach Draper. All of the coaches work extremely hard so that Diamond Fork can have an outstanding track team.
The first practice was held Monday, March 12th, and since then they had have held practice every day except on Saturdays and Sundays from 3:00pm to 4:15pm. Long distance runners usually run about two to five miles every day and sprinters work really hard on increasing their speed at the sprints they will compete in during the races. Before track practice the whole team gets in a circle and stretches and warms up so that they don’t get cramps or pull a muscle. So far the team is off to a great start and is working very hard. Confratulations DFJHS track team.