Spring season sports are in full swing!

The Concordia Courier

CUI Track and Field

By Camryn Lavine | 2/11/2022

Spring season sports are in full swing and our athletes are more ready than ever. Athletes planned out their goals for the season and opened up about their ideal situation moving forward after their season and what they hope the future holds for them. 

Freshman Gabe Jones on the track and field team said, “My goal for this season is to break the school indoor triple jump record and I also want to break the outdoor school triple jump record.” Jones added, “I want to place in the top three at conferences this year. I want to continue to attend the travel meets this year. I also want to continue to grow as a long jumper.” According to the CUI athletics page, Jones has so far “finished fourth in the triple jump taking part in his first season in the program.” 

Junior Mikayla Butler on the track and field team said, ”I just want to be a role model for the next group of kids coming up. I don’t really have a specific goal in mind as far as an individual. I just want to do my best and see where I end up.” Butler added, “I may use my extra year and a half for grad school. I would love to win the conference or an event at the conference my senior year , but we’ll see.” According to the  CUI athletics page, “Mikayla Butler continued her dominant weekend with a 1st place finish in the 60m hurdle with an outstanding time of (9.18) to qualify for the finals and a (9.31) win at the event.” That event and accomplishment took place on Fri., Jan. 21 and Sat., Jan 22. 

Junior baseball player Dante Catalino said, “My plans and goals for baseball are to help athletics pay for my school and help me finish my degree. I also would love to see how far I get in baseball and the dream is to one day play professionally.” Catalino added, “but if that doesn’t work out at least I know I got a good education that I can one day use in whatever career I decide to get into.”Each athlete interviewed expressed how they wish to succeed in life as well with their career after sports. Their stories can serve as an inspiration for other athletes or students looking to define their own spring goals.

Tags: Track and Field, sports

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