FHS track to compete in Lampasas

After a successful meet in Burnet last week, Fredericksburg High School track teams will head back on the road on Friday to compete in the Lampasas Badger Relays.

The meet will begin with the 3200 meter run and field events at 2:30 p.m. before the running finals begin at 5 p.m.

Last Friday, the Billie varsity and JV girls both finished second at the Wells Fargo Burnet Relays, while the varsity boys placed fourth and JV boys finished fifth.

“As our first regular formatted meet invitational of the year, I was pleased with how the kids performed, to give them a starting point to work from,” head coach Dan Aldrich said. “We are by no means even close to where we want to be, but I also understand patience is just as important from the coach as it is from the kids when working through our workout progression.”

“Like the kids, I want to see that end of season mark now, but if we stay with our training plan we will see improvements each week and end up where we want to be at district time,” he added.

Illness prevented several members of the team from participating in Friday’s meet.

“Each week for the past four weeks, we have about two to three different kids catching the flu and it is affecting not only our training, but it also affects how we enter kids into the meet to fill the missing gaps,” Aldrich said.

“Despite the setback, we have had many kids improve each week and are seeing the results of not just hard work, but disciplined work in our training,” he added. “Seeing results in track and field is not always about who works the hardest, but it is about training smart and focusing on quality reps over quantity.”

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