Track team amped for its first meet


Brynna Tebbe, Staff Writer

The Marywood track team is preparing for its first-ever meet to be held on March 29 at Widener University. The newest sport to Marywood’s lineup, the track team is working hard to get ready for its first official contest.

 Junior graphic design major and team captain Eric LiPuma said he’s confident that the team will have a good performance.

“We have a pretty good amount of people on both sides for the men and women, [and] everybody is working hard,” said LiPuma.

According to Assistant Coach Daniel Huy, the team is currently working on bringing in recruits and obtaining an outdoor track to practice on.

“We are working on getting an outdoor track to run on, which means reaching out to local high schools and seeing where we can go from there,” Huy.

The new and expanding track team recruited plenty of new members, but still needs help in the coaching area. The team is in search for additional assistant coaches.

“Head Coach Scott Hutchinson is really great at finding assistant coaches,” said Huy. “I am one of them and Kevin Borrelli, a former cross country coach, has accepted the position as assistant coach. We are still looking for more help, especially with other events like mid-distance, throwing, and jumping.”

LiPuma said he is excited for the upcoming meet.

“I would like to run a couple personal records in the 1500 and the 5K,” he said. “I hope to better my times in both of those races.”