Runners finish season with competitive edge

Jannik Lorenz

Washburn distance runners finished their first indoor season the weekend of March 24.

Kyle Gibson, coach for track and field, has really expressed his pride for his runners.

“We are in the first year of this program and the team consists of just juniors and freshmen,” Gibson said. “The fact that we were competitive in one of the best conferences in the country makes us very happy and we are excited for the future.”

At the last conference, the team claimed second place at the five kilometer race and third place in the three kilometer and the 800 meter races. Jacob Klemz got both three and five kilometer medals and Kelvin Keter won the bronze medal in the 800 meter race.

“I will do whatever it takes for the team,” Cole Duncan, a entrepreneurship and marketing major. “I was very happy to be able to go to the conference, and even though the 600 meter race is not my specialty I was thankful for the opportunity.”

One of the main goals of the team is to maintain good team spirit. They put a big emphasis on spirit while recruiting new runners.

“Communication is a big factor,” said Issac Castro, an undecided major. “You need to be able to communicate with the coach and your teammates to improve during trainings and throughout the season.”

For the next season we can expect a hard fighting team that tries to keep their good form from the indoor season.