Track and Field


Itzel Cruz-Davalos, Sports Writer

With the transition into April and the slow approach into warmer weather, the Glenbard South community has successfully started their spring sports. Within the vast number of sport options available, Track and Field is definitely a very popular option for many Raiders, having over 60 boys and 45 girls participating in the sport this year. This 2021-2022 season started late January and has had approximately 6 meets since mid February, for both the boys and the girls teams. Boys head coach, Douglas Gorski, stated that this year’s distance events and shot put athlete results have been pretty strong so far which will hopefully allow them to place top 3 within the 10 team conference on Saturday, March 18th. Similarly, girls head coach, Daniel Bledsoe, stated that the team has strong field events athletes and jumpers which allows Glenbard South to score more points at meets.
With the help of the other three boys team coaches, Coach Bergin, Coach Crissy, and Coach MacTaggaert, Gorski believes that the boys track and field team has a “good chance to finish within the top 3 at the indoor and outdoor conference meets” which would allow the team to qualify for “several events at the State Track and Field Meet at Eastern Illinois in May”. Bledsoe is also supported by Coach Varner, Coach Brock and Coach Anderson and stated that he’s really happy for the normal season this year and would like to see the team do well in the outdoor conference meet in May. Good results will allow Bledsoe to take “a bus full of state qualifiers to the state meet”. Luckily, support has been evident within the community this year for both track teams and we wish both the girls and boys teams good luck this 2021-2022 track and field season.