Seniors say their goodbyes- Track and Field Senior Night


Courtesy of Bobby Walchak

Senior Bobby Walchak is in action during the 300m intermediate hurdles. Walchak and the other seniors had their senior night on April 19th. Bobby said, “This year I ran the 110m high hurdles, 100m dash, 300m intermediate hurdles, threw javelin and did long jump. Track helped me for football by giving me a good workout, and also helped me with my 40 yard dash for football.”

Monday, April 19, 2021 was the Pottsville Area track and field senior night. Every senior was walked down the track by their parents while having information announced about where they’re going to college and what they are studying.

Senior, Adam Stock said, “I participated in discus, shot put, and Javelin. During senior night I was thinking about hitting a PR and every event that I do and do my best. I will miss being a part of the track team and just being there with my coaches and friends, trying to get better each and every day. I will also miss all the memories I made throughout my three years doing track.”

Track can help you with many other sports events and also helps you keep in shape.

Senior Bobby Walchak said, “This year I ran the 100 m high hurdles, 100 m dash, 300 m intermediate hurdles, threw Javelin and did long jump. Track isn’t my main sport, so it wasn’t as eventful as football was. But it still does suck knowing it’s going to be my last meet at the home field. I’ll definitely miss all the good times, meeting new people and joking around during track. Sure they’re running events or what it’s for, but the experience and talking with people and messing around is what makes it fun. Track also helped me for football by giving me a good workout, and also helped me with my 40 yard dash for football.”

Senior Katie Yourey said, “I run the 4×8 and 4×4 relays, and I also run the open 8 or the 400. My mind cannot process the fact that it was my senior night and it would be my last time competing at our field. I’ll miss all the girls in the memories and my coach, Mrs. Lombel.”

When it comes to track there are many events that you can partake in. Some events, students which they got involved in earlier than they did, such as Walchak.

Walchak said, “This is my first year ever throwing javelin, and I wish I did it a whole lot sooner. I am throwing pretty good for this year, but if I started it senior year I would probably qualify for districts and maybe even states for it.”

The Pottsville Area track and field last meet is on Friday, April 30th away against Hazelton. Come support the tide, and the seniors as they say their final farewells.