Field jumping to success

Atoms showing improvement in recent meets


Junior Matthew McKiver jumping at the last meet.

Luke Elkins, Staff Writer

The field team has a couple of meets left before conference, and they will be looking to finish the season on a positive note. Field works much like track does for scoring, where individuals compete to finish first in different events to earn points for their school. The school that collects the most points, wins the meet.

“Field is different than track because the events don’t take place running on the track. It is more a test of your jumping and throwing abilities. In track, the winner is the individual/relay team with the fastest time. In field, the winner is based on how far you throw or jump,” said senior Maddy McCrossin.

McCrossin competes in discus, shot put, and long jump. She believes their coach has helped them perform the way they have this season.

“The season is going pretty well. Coach Joel, the new throwing coach, is very beneficial to Annandale’s track & field program. He has us getting stronger everyday and shows us the proper technique,” said McCrossin.

The field team has two meets left before conferences, and their minds are squarely set on doing their bests there. They are changing their practices so they can perform to the best of their abilities in conference.

For conference coming up, he’s changing up the workouts and perfecting everyone’s throws, so that most of us will be able to make the top six in conference. The Field has one meet versus South County, WT Woodson, and TC Williams; followed by the TC Williams Invitational. They will be giving it their all to perform their best in conferences.