The Laramie High School Indoor Track Team will begin practice for the 2018-19 season on December 31 at the LHS track and the University of Wyoming field house.

On Mondays practices will be at the LHS track after school. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday practice will be from 6-7 a.m. at the UW field house. On those days in the afternoons the team either works on technique, drills or lifting at LHS.

Friday is either a meet or a pre-meet with practice being held in the pool. Meets are usually held on Fridays or Saturdays.

With all the traveling and practices, it can be hard for students to keep up academically.

“Students should definitely come in to talk to their teachers if they are going to be gone for a meet and that way you can stay on top of the workload you miss,” runner Emmy Johnson said.

Indoor track consists of many different kinds of events.

“In indoor track there is the 55, 55 hurdles, the 200, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 meters, the 4×200, the 4×400 relay, 4×800 relay, long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault and shot put,” Coach Gil Bradfield said.

Participants are only allowed to do up to four events at a meet so athletes only practice for the events they are in.

When traveling the track team competes against all other schools in their division at the same meet, so track athletes compete against the same teams multiple times in a season.

Meets can last from one to two days depending on travel time and the length of the meet. The furthest meet the team travels to is a six to seven-hour long bus ride to Idaho.

Athletes are getting excited for the season to start.

“I’m beyond excited for the season. Track is my favorite time of year and the most fun thing that I do,” Johnson said.

The first track meet of the season will be held at Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyo. on Saturday, Jan. 13.