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Starting on the Right Track

The Lowndes High Track team is ready to lace up and get running with practice starting Jan. 25. The first meet is Feb. 25 at 4:30 p.m in Thomasville, Ga. Their opponents will include Thomasville County Central, Thomasville City, Brooks, and Colquitt.

According to Joseph Robinson, math teacher and girl’s track coach, students are required to give maximum effort at all times and have a “can-do” attitude to be on the team. Robinson has multiple goals for this track season.

“Our first goal is to win regions, and our second goal is to just have as many kids as possible qualify and compete at the state level,” said Robinson.

To meet these goals he plans to have the team work hard in the classroom, weight room, and on the track at practice. He also wants to get the students mentally and physically tough.

“Once we do all that stuff together, we should be able to accomplish that goal,” said Robinson.

The boys and girls track teams have won region the past two seasons and are trying to make it three years in a row. Robinson pushed the students hard and made them feel more like family to help the team members achieve the region title and plans to do this again this season. He also had high expectations for the runners and constantly reminded them of those expectations.

Lowndes has most of same team, both girls and boys coming back from last year.

“Hopefully history repeats itself and we have another successful year,” said Robinson.