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Returning to the Eagles this season will be senior Mitch Peterson, a team captain, whose focus will be on the 300 hurdles and the 800 and 1600 relays.

New Life track & field: The bigger, the better?

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New Life's track and field teams are the biggest they have ever been, according to boys head coach Lawrence Simmons, who is in his fourth year.


In Simmons' first year he said the boys and girls teams combined had between 10 and 15 athletes. This season, there are over 50 kids on the two teams.

"We've definitely grown," Simmons said. "We have the numbers. We'll have to see how that all translates, because a lot of the kids are new and inexperienced."

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