ARC’s men’s track team gears up for 2022 season

The team is hoping to compete in its first meet since the start of the pandemic

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From left to right Tynus Willliamson, D’Mitre Jones, Martino Falls, and Isaiah Griffiin run in the practice on March 10, 2016 at the American River College Beavers stadium. The ARC’s men track and field team are conditioning to get ready for their first meet since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, in early February 2022. (File Photo)

Maya Barber, Staff Writer

The track and field team at American River College is starting to gear up for the 2022 season. With the impact of Covid-19, there are many uncertainties about how it will affect next year’s season, according to Rick Anderson, ARC men’s track and field head coach. 

According to the ARC athletic website, this will be the team’s first meet after the pandemic in March 2020. The official season starts in January when track tryouts will be held for anyone to try out. 

“Athletes must hit a certain mark in the first two weeks,” Anderson said.

According to Anderson, the team might have the chance to go to certain track meets depending on the rules and regulations. Their first meet would take place in early February. 

“CSUs may not let us compete at their meets,” Anderson said.

Currently, track students are enrolled in a class where they are conditioning. Each member of the team must also have a Covid vaccine or be exempt to participate.

According to the ARC Athletic website, all home meets have free admission and currently, spectators are permitted to come and watch any outdoor meet.

For more information about the upcoming season and tryouts please click here