By Nick Robinson (V)

The boys’ winter track and field team is looking forward to a strong season. Captain Ben Vazquez (VI) said that last year, the team “lost two great leaders, who were also our captains,” but that the team is still capable of scoring points.

Head Coach Christopher Shilts, who is new to the team this year, said he hopes to “create a track and field culture with kids that are committed to track.” Coach Shilts said that his goals for the team this season are for “the kids who run spring track to have a strong and good base” and for the team to have 100% practice participation. Vazquez said that he hopes for the team “to stay strong. We’re not too concerned on the outcome of meets. We’re more focused on staying strong for the spring.” The winter track team will start competing right before winter break starts.

The team’s first tournament was the Bishop Loughlin Games at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island.