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Boys track team gets a head start in the winter

Coach Ed Lazar
Macomb indoor track facility for boys track and field team .

With Boys Track and Field beginning this spring, the Blue Devils are urgently looking for a new indoor facility to practice in. Over the winter, the team has been on the lookout for any indoor facility that comes their way. The team is a very bonded group, and while they like to prepare for their upcoming season, they need a place to do it.

Brody Fitzgibbon ’25 has been a track and field member for three years and said he is excited to see what this new facility at Macomb Community College brings. This new facility will help better prepare Fitzgibbon and his teammates for their upcoming season. This gives them the opportunity to practice their warmups and events.

“Indoor track will better prepare us by getting us in shape and used to running races before the actual season begins,” Fitzgibbon said. “It is very difficult to find a training facility because the Detroit area doesn’t have many and they cost hundreds of dollars to make.”

The new indoor track training facility will be held at Macomb Community college. A, as the new update has been announced, this could be a conflict of interest for boys balancing homework and other sports. For boys who are even more committed, it gives them an opportunity to train for their upcoming challenging season ahead. This new facility provides many different exercises for the team.

“We are preparing for the spring season by doing plyometric circuits, weight lifting and running miles,” Fitzgibon said. “In the winter, we are being very cautious not to injure ourselves so we are training lightly.”

While many track athletes are having to balance the struggle of doing two sports, it is at times hard to manage sports such as swimming and track. Ben Showalter ’26, a member of South’s Boys Swim and Track and Field teams, said he finds it difficult to prepare for the upcoming track season, but while swimming helps him stay in shape, also attending the winter sessions will substantially help.

“Indoor track will allow me to keep my body conditioned and healthy during the winter,” Showalter said. “We are going to be doing the usual workouts, so when spring season rolls around we will be ready.”

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