Tigers take the track

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Upper School track and field athletes train during preseason, hoping to increase their strength and speed as they head into the upcoming season. Sarah Jackmauh '15

Convent of the Sacred Heart will sprint and jump into the 2014 spring athletic season with the addition of an interscholastic track and field team.
Led by Coach Andrew Heath, the track team hopes to bring even more success to the Sacred Heart Athletics program.

Upper School track and field athletes train during preseason, hoping to increase their strength and speed as they head into the upcoming season.  Sarah Jackmauh '15
Upper School track and field athletes train during preseason, hoping to increase their strength and speed as they head into the upcoming season.
Sarah Jackmauh ’15

“I am very excited for the track season this year,”  junior Ellie Denson said. “I am excited to be able to take part in track’s first year at CSH and to work with Coach Drew and my new teammates to push myself beyond boundaries.” 
The Sacred Heart Athletics administration looks forward to the new addition. Assistant Athletic Director, Mr. Logan Condon, believes that the program will provide more opportunities for student athletes. 
“We hope the team will do as well as it can,” Mr. Condon said. The most important thing is that our athletes learn the basics of the sport and establish a foundation for the future.”
Mr. Heath will begin the 2014 track and field season with previous Sacred Heart coaching experience. He was the assistant coach of  the 2013 varsity soccer team and the head coach 2013-2014 junior varsity basketball team.
Coach Heath pursued his running passion at Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford, Connecticut. He continued competing at Emmanuel College in Boston, where he was captain of the track and field team from 2008 to 2011. Coach Heath earned All-Region honors for his performance during his time on the team, and was also ranked nationally in the 400-meter dash and the 4 x 400 meter relay race.
“I’m thrilled to be bringing track to CSH, and I’m excited to see the athletes’ potential,” Coach Heath said. 
The team will compete with New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) affiliated teams. These include squads from Greenwich Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall, and the Hotchkiss School.
All practices will be held on the Sacred Heart campus, while other NEPSAC schools will host the meets on their track facilities.
“We are going to start off with a varsity team,” Mr. Condon said. “However, it will be more of an introductory team, as with every new sport, we would need an instructional period to get our athletes acclimated.”
– Sarah Jackmauh, Co-Features Editor