Track moves outdoors for spring season

Jalen Dixon, Staff Writer

The UW Oshkosh Titan’s track team is getting ready to transition into their outdoor season after multiple indoor meets.

The Titans have long awaited their chance to compete in outdoor events and are excited to be getting the chance to do that again.

The team isn’t worried about the transition from indoor to outdoor, and they know what they want to accomplish.

“The transition won’t be that hard. It’s definitely something to be considered because of the pandemic we are in, but the team and I are always ready for the next stage in the season,” 400 runner Amitai Wheat said.

The Titans just finished an indoor meet on March 6 against UW-Whitewater in which the final scores were not kept. The Titans next meet is March 27 at Carroll University in an open meet.

The Titans are ready to compete whether it’s indoor or outdoor as they are grateful that they get a chance to have a season.

“What I am most proud of with my team is how we came over the unknowing aspect of the track season,” Wheat said. “Earlier this indoor season we didn’t even believe we would have a season but yet we still continued to grind and work as if nationals were the next day.”

Dedication and effort have been a few things that the Titans track team has been able to take pride in this season, and they want to continue to take that with them into the outdoor portion of the season.

Every team has its strengths and its weaknesses, but the Titans believe their biggest strength is being an actual team.

“My team’s biggest strength this year would be our bond we have with each other,” Wheat said. “Even though COVID has made things extremely difficult, we still managed to create a relationship and use it to help us win meets. We strive to be the loudest and most energetic team at every meet.”

For a sport that is composed of so many different players and full of different events, it is a major key to success to keep everyone on the same page and ready to go always.

You can catch the Titans on March 27 at Carroll University for their open meet against many other schools.