The calm before the storm: Spring sport conditioning

With winter sports drawing to a close, spring sport athletes are busy conditioning and preparing to have a successful season. Burke Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Golf and Track athletes are conditioning weekly. Spring sports seasons begin Monday, Feb. 28, and athletes are making sure they are ready to compete.

Track athletes have been conditioning Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in order to prepare for the season. Senior athlete Hannah Ajogbeje has competed in Burke track throughout her high school career. Ajogbeje and her teammates have been working hard to ensure they have a successful season.

“It’s been really nice to meet people, and you get to work, so when you start track season, you’re not tired all the time, and it’s not as brutal,” Ajogbeje said.

Boys golf athlete junior Hudson Miller has been preparing to have a successful golf season by taking advantage of opportunities to practice his skills.

“I’ve been taking advantage of warmer weather and practicing my weaknesses on the range, hoping to correct my mistakes and have a great season,” Miller said.

Girls’ tennis athletes are also working hard to condition and prepare for a successful season. Junior Mallory Williams has been putting extra work in outside of conditioning.

“I’ve been taking tennis lessons the last couple months which have kept me in shape and will help improve my skills for the upcoming season,” Williams said.

Williams is excited for her hard work to pay off. “I can’t wait for the season to start and to play with my teammates again!” she said.

With spring sport tryouts coming closer, Burke athletes are putting in the work that is necessary to prepare for a successful season.