Story by Ben Vessa, photo by Paul Baillargeon
Track & Field
Track and Field is a perfect combination of many different abilities and talents. Our team welcomes the fast and the quick, the big and the strong, the dedicated and determined. We provide opportunities for competition on three levels – freshman, junior varsity, and varsity. The coaches encourage athletes to strive towards personal development and achievement, not only of the mind, but of the spirit. Through setting team and individual goals, and working hard to realize them, De Smet Track and Field creates talented and dedicated young athletes, and mature, self-confident young men.
Track and Field is a no-cut sport. We welcome athletes of different ability levels and talents. We also welcome any and all athletes to join the team after the final cuts of other Spring sports. All we require is for athletes to make a commitment to our program, to make a sincere effort to improve, and to approach the training with a good attitude. The team averages approximately 100 athletes each season.
Story by Steve Overbey, photos by Paul Halfacre