The Saint Martin’s University track team lost a lot last season after Sam Washington graduated. Not only was Washington a GNAC champion, but he was also the only All-American on the team. This season, the Saints group of throwers is trying to do big things and have another one of their athletes earn the coveted All-American status. “We don’t have any All-Americans on this team. We don’t have any NCAA champions on this team and until we do I don’t think anyone in this group should be satisfied,” stated throwing coach Adam Midles.
With the Saint Martin’s home meet approaching this weekend and conference right around the corner, don’t be surprised to continue to see more school records fall. An important thing that the coaching staff has implemented to the team is that improvements should mostly happen in the last three weeks of the season, which when mentioned to the team brought up some laughs because they know what they have accomplished as a team. It isn’t just the ones mentioned here that have shown improvement from the beginning of the season, all of them have. You can look up and down the roster and stats and see PR’s being broken every week. “If you’re not motivated by constant improvement, you’re someone who gets easily satisfied, then you’re not someone who should be a NCAA student-athlete. You know it’s kind of hokey but there is the Adidas say ‘There is no finish line’ and it’s the same thing with college athletics. None of these guys should be satisfied yet. They should keep pushing themselves to be better students, be better athletes and better people,” claims Midles. Luckily for this group of student-athletes the finish line of school work and classes is almost complete, but the finish line for the track season is far from over.