Big Sky Track and Field Gearing Up For Post-Season
The Big Sky Eagles have several athletes on both the boys and girls side expected to compete for a state title, but after their boys team won the team title last year, it's clear the individual is secondary.
"We're a big team here, and the team goals are really important for us, so that'd be wonderful. It's a tough road to hoe on the girls side, but we'll be able to give teams a run at the end of the year," says Big Sky head coach Dan Nile.
If you need any further proof, just listen to last years state title winner in the high jump, Coleman Hayes.
"Winning the team, I'm going to say I probably liked better than winning an individual, mostly because I think it was our first title with the boys. I did it with all my friends, I got to be there to support them, I got to see the expression on their faces, and excitement in their eyes when we accomplished it," says the senior Hayes.
The girls performed well at State last year, but weren't in the conversation for a title, with several strong events, they hope to build off the boys success from a season ago.
"I definitely think we wanted to strive to be the like the boys, and I think we are trying hard to accomplish that this year. All of us have pre-qualified for state, and that shows a lot, that we can actually do something," says Hannah Kearns.
Hannah Porch is one of several new faces on the Big Sky roster, and those new faces have already proved to be key members of the team.
"Our relay team has the fastest time in the state for AA right now, and that's really exciting. This is my first year with the Big Sky Eagles, and I'm really happy to be here," says the junior Porch.
"This year, since we have some new girls and some incoming freshman that are beyond amazing, it's just fun to actually get to work out here, and potentially go to state and win it," says Big Sky Sophomore Hannah Coburn.