BY ZACH SHAEFFER
After coming off of an undefeated 2016 season, the Wadsworth High School Track and Field team is back and better than ever ready for a repeat.
On March 20th, the 2017 Wadsworth High School Track and Field season kicked off their first away meet in Stow against the Bulldogs sweeping them with a score of (91-46). With a great start to the season this has motivated the Grizzlies to always come out on top. For the next six meets Wadsworth has taken the W with the scores of (94-43) against Cuyahoga Falls, (88-49) against North Royalton, (71-16) against Brecksville, (93-44) against Twinsburg, (96-41) against Hudson and (83-45) against Nordonia.
Grant Baker (11) from Wadsworth High School, shared some of his predictions for how he thought the season would go saying, “I thought this year we weren’t going to do as good because Blamble and all the other seniors have left but I think we might be able to do just as well if our class works hard enough.”
Although some of the best sprinters from Wadsworth such as Matt Blamble have gone off to college, the Grizzlies still have some of the best sprinters from Ohio. Alex Jones (12) from Wadsworth High School, ran the 100 meter dash with an exhilarating time of just 11.68 seconds and a 200 meter time of 28.88 at the Maralyn H Invitational in Cleveland. Wadsworth also has Jared Rodgers (12) who ran the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.04 seconds.
Sierra Roberts (10) from Wadsworth High School, told us how she thought the season would go in these words, “I know Wadsworth usually excels in mostly every sport there is and especially track. We can already see that this season in our regular meets. I don’t think it matters whether we have our seniors from last year or not. We will win the Suburban League’s anyway.”
Although the Wadsworth High School Track team doesn’t have some of their best runners from the previous years, they still have been undefeated so far this year not losing one meet yet.