BUTTE — With snow still piled on practice fields across the Treasure State, most spring sports practices have had to start their season inside. But that doesn’t stop the Butte High track and field program from getting in some plyometric workouts and getting conditioned for when the weather gets nice.
“Right now we’re going try to get better everyday and kind of deal with the situation we’re in, where we’re kind of stuck in the gym right now, and hopefully Mother Nature will take care of us and we’ll get some warm weather and that snow will melt away, but not flood us,” said head coach Arie Grey.
From the seniors to the freshmen, getting better every day is the mindset everyone has in the early part of the season. And with close to 170 kids on the roster, senior Jake Vetter understands the bar he and his fellow seniors have to set for such a big team.
“He (Grey) was saying yesterday how we have a bigger team, so I think our goal is for everyone to give their best, go out and do what we can each meet,” said Vetter.
Vetter and his fellow seniors hope down the road their hard work will pay off when it really matters.
“Understand that really in our program the two most important meets for us are divisional and state. If we’re not doing our best at the last two meets of the year, then we’re not doing what we’re supposed to be doing,” added Grey.
And when it’s time for the divisional and state meets, be on the lookout for some talented Bulldog athletes making noise.
“This will be the best year we’ve had since I’ve been here, at least. You know, we have Tommy (Mellott), Josh Neil, Quinn Sullivan, those are some of the kids on the boys side,” said Vetter. “Ally Cleverly on the girls side, some young kids who are really going step up this year. I think we’ll gave some solid relay teams and some individual people who will do really great.”
So when that snow finally melts, Butte High will be ready to go.