Winter track falls between the beginning of December till the end of the February in order to prepare the dedicated athletes for this coming Spring season.
The opportunity to become involved in this sport has been available to Red Lion students for several years, however the team has been attending meets and invitationals for only four years. “There has been more involvement and interest,” Track Coach Todd Barshinger said.
Winter track has roughly about four to five invitationals a year and they meet a few Saturdays throughout the winter season.
"It's not as serious as spring track," said sophomore Angelica Gonzalez who has been involved in Winter track for the last two years. Angelica further explained that it is an option to attend practices and the meets, not mandatory like Spring track.
Senior Adam Weigle who participates in all three throwing events in the spring says, "[Winter track] is beneficial because it gives you time to work on key muscle groups, and develop better techniques."
Seeing the dedicated athletes work hard in the winter to prepare for the spring is Coach Barshinger's favorite thing about winter track.