Track team triumphantly returns to Lopez Island High School

  • Wed Mar 23rd, 2016 11:32pm
  • Sports

For the past two years, Lopez High School has not participated in track-related sporting events. This year the Lobos a triumphant return to the track for Lopez School with 11 students on the roster. Of the 11 participating on the track team this year, six are exchange students and five are local kids. The Lobos will be represented on the track by three women, and eight men.

All the students on the team are new to track, according to coach Larry Berg, they are still trying out different events, attempting to discover their niche. Berg has coached the Lopez football team for 30 years, and basketball for 24, he is new to coaching track so this is a learning experience for him as well.

The first meet the team will attend will be in La Conner on Thursday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m. The season for track will continue until the end of May. According to Berg, no track meets will be held at the Lopez School because the track is not structurally suitable for hosting events.