Hope Springs Eternal

By Muhammed Waheed, Assistant Sports Editor

Photo courtesy of towsontigers.com

Spring sports are almost here, which means that the track and field program will be competing outdoors soon.

Younger athletes have made their impact during the cross country and indoor seasons. The team has an important expectation for its younger athletes.

“We have a lot of expectations for them and also a lot of responsibility that is required so it’s getting them to focus on some of the basic things they need to do,” said Head Coach Mike Jackson. “We want to be able to help them and understand that they are a huge part of our performance for our team and know that they’re valued.”

Jackson has high aspirations for how far the team can go this season..

“Our goal is to win another conference championship and to bring more student-athletes to the NCAA championships.” Jackson said.

Jackson has a plan to help his team attain success this season.

“Focus, focusing on our team, focusing on the process, looking at the big picture, having a big vision and understanding that things don’t always come to you right away,” Jackson said. “I really think those are some of the factors that are going to get us to win.”

The Tigers will host the Towson Invitational on Saturday, April 6.

“We want to win it and have great competition, great performances for our team and be able to have all our friends, fans and family be able to watch us in one venue,” Jackson said.

The outdoor track and field season begins on the weekend of March 15. Towson will compete in the Doc Anderson Invitational, a two-day meet, in Troy, Alabama.

The Tigers will make multiple appearances in their home state, visiting College Park on March 16, Annapolis on March 30 and Baltimore on April 12, 19-20.

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