Depth to help Louisiana track

Faith Rule tries to clear the bar during a vault at a meet last season.
(file photo)

By Ron Schott

With more depth than in recent years, the Louisiana track and field program appears set for a solid season in 2019. It features 21 girls and 18 boys, with many athletes competing in throwing events.

“This gives us opportunities to participate in more events and allows us to finish higher in the team standings,” said Louisiana head coach Craig Pedersen. “We are focusing on staying healthy. The injury bug hit us early in training and we have not been at full strength, especially on the girls side. We are starting to get these athletes back and it will make a difference with being able to fill up spots. It also gives us a chance to run different athletes in the relays to see what combination gives us our fastest time.”

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