Track and field teams preapre for conferences

Emerald Wright-Collie, Junior Sports Editor

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The Allegheny Track and Field Team will make a prominent appearance at Indoor Conferences. The team will have more than thirty athletes competing at the meet which will be held at DePauw University in Indiana. The team left for Indiana on Thursday and the meet will take place over the course of the weekend.

The track team has had many victories through the indoor season. The team placed first at Baldwin Wallace setting the bar for the other schools in the conference.

“Im excited for the team to compete at conferences. We are very strong,” said Josie Niovich, ‘16.

New members of the team are excited to prepare for conferences as this is their first year competing at a collegiate level.

“Its an honor for me to be a freshman and be able to compete at this high level.” said Allen Baugh Jr.’18.

The track team’s indoor season began Dec 6. Since then, the athletes have been working hard to place at meets, leading up to their qualifications for conferences.

“The indoor season was good, I got to know the team a lot better,” said Baugh Jr. “Andre [Andrew Bryan ’18] and I always push each other to run faster. He is a big help.”

Allegheny will be competing in several different events at the conference, including throwing events. Aubri Caslin, ‘17, has been preparing extensively for conferences.

“I go to the gym twice every day. I throw in the morning and I do cardio during practice,” Caslin said.

Caslin joined the team her freshman year and has transitioned from shotput to weight throw. Since, she has placed in various meets in the regular season and has worked up to qualifying for conferences. Caslin placed first at the most recent Denison meet with a distance of 15.08 in weight throw.

“I threw a 14.09 m in weight throw in our first meet at Case Western, which qualified me for conferences. I placed third for weight throw.” said Caslin.

Lexi Mochan, ‘15, will be competing against Caslin at conferences. The teammates both throw similar distances. Mochan, who throws 15.84 m is first and Caslin is placed at second throwing 15.76 m.

“I look forward to hopefully becoming all conference.” said Caslin. “My coach is the best, I don’t know where I would be without him. He supports me, pushes me and believes in me.”

The team has been preparing for conferences during the indoor season and will compete this weekend against all the schools in their conference.