Ohio Wesleyan’s Women’s Indoor Track and Field sprints toward new goals this season, setting their sights on the NCAC championship this March.
“We are working to win our eighth straight NCAC indoor title this March,” said head coach Kris Boey.
“Each year we have to be more focused and determined because the target on our backs gets bigger each year.”
This year, the women’s team has already set a new 4×400 meter record with a time of 4:01.76. Sophomore Sara Johnson said it is not all about breaking records, but making improvements.
“From winning the NCAC Championship last year, this has pushed my harder to strive for my goals and hopefully win another title,” she said.
“Last year was the first time any team has won all Conference for four years; I hope to keep that perfect season going.”
Junior Katie Reid said her goals for this season are to “win All-Ohio and NCAC championships as a team, qualify for nationals individually and as a relay, and to achieve All-American status.”
Despite the team’s strong goals, several team members have suffered weakening injuries.
Reid said that she currently has an injury in the thigh area and hopes to get that figured out soon.
Boey, who was the NCAC Coach of the Year last year, said he expects his team to “represent Ohio Wesleyan in the best possible manner” this year.
“I am pleased with our progress so far,” Boey said.
“It’s early, but the potential to be truly great is real. We are where we need to be if we hope to accomplish big things down the road, but we cannot afford to be content or complacent. We need to continue to improve so we are ready when the championship meets come.”
The Indoor Track and Field season runs through March, when they transition into the outdoor season.