New Hampton’s Cael Leistikow, who is expected to be a leader for the Chickasaws in the “throws,” gets ready to unleash the discus in a meet held at Waverly in 2019.

New Hampton boys coach ready to see what his team has

After two-year layoff, Chickasaws face some challenges heading into the 2021 season

Fresh legs and ready to run.

Those are words echoed now that didn’t seem possible just a year ago for heartbroken hurdlers, high jumpers and hungry athletes that can’t wait to pass the baton or cross the finish line this spring.

Track and field is back.

For Scott Jenkins and his New Hampton Chickasaws, that means plenty of work has to be done after a two-year layoff because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It takes awhile for each boy to get used to how they run, believing in themselves, their teammates, and getting that mindset that they need to catch that guy in front of them. The sooner we get there, the better we’ll do in our events,” said Jenkins.

Jenkins, like many track aficionados, loves the thrill of a new season and he’s willing to bet that positive vibe will last awhile during his first year as Chickasaw boys track coach.

“It is exciting for me for sure, because I’ve always loved track and field,” said Jenkins. “Going through things the first time always has you wide-eyed and

aware. Hopefully that excitement stays throughout the year and I think once we get to the meets and we’re able to compete again, it’ll be even more exciting.”

        --More on the story may be found in the March 30 Tribune.




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