It was hard to tell who was having more fun; the enthused 50 North Middle School students or the grinning Colorado College track and field team members.
For the seventh year in a row, the Tiger athletes hosted an hour-long clinic Friday at Washburn Field, teaching sixth- to eighth-grade athletes proper technique for throwing the javelin, heaving a shot put, and clearing a hurdle. The kids also got tips on sprinting and the high jump.
“It’s great to give back to the community,” said Mollie Hayden ’14, who was one of the 17 Tigers helping out. “You can see them just starting out, falling in love with the sport.”
“It’s a lot of fun,” said Mike Dougan ’12, who has helped at the clinic for four years. “I’m studying to be a math teacher and might go into coaching."
The Tigers are happy to help and continue the student body’s varied and ongoing efforts to give back to the community. “Our athletes really value the time they have with the kids,” said head coach Ted Castaneda. “It is a lot of fun for everyone.”