It’s a shocking concept for some, and I get that – kind of.
“The college doesn’t even have a track!” is the most common argument we hear, as if they need to convince us, members of the team, that we shouldn’t exist.
I obviously knew there isn’t a track on campus. Let’s be real, if I was a serious track athlete looking for a top-notch program with top-notch facilities, I wouldn’t have chosen Hesston College. I like to run and I like the team, so here I am.
Speaking of the team, they’re another reason people don’t believe we exist. We blend in very well with the cross country team, but we’re like unicorns in a herd of horses. The six of us work hard – practice or a meet six days a week – while the cross country team is in off-season.
Angus, Levi, Sadie, Avery, Austin, and I are trucking right along. Three meets in, the women are breaking records. You know, since there aren’t any to break (Hesston had men’s track team in the 60s but no women’s team because women weren’t athletic until like the 80s).
We have meets every Saturday for the rest of April and the first weekend in May; many of them not a far jaunt. We would most certainly love some support.