Beler era begins for Law track
Jonathan Law’s boys track team is prepared for a great spring season.
They are three weeks into the season with a new coach, Mr. Beler, and their four senior captains, Justin Sherrick, Evan Delorio, Joe Piselli, and Jason Bindner leading them to victory.The boys started their season with two weeks of preseason conditioning. They are now one week into the official season with their first meet only a week and a half away.
Beler’s goal this year is to be the Hammonasset division champions. As a team goal, he just wants everyone to improve every day.
Long-time coach Mr. Phillips retired as the boys outdoor track coach this season. Beler was the indoor track team coach this fall and that made him a natural fit to be the new outdoor coach when Phillips retired.
Members of the team say that Beler is doing a great job as the head coach and he has a lot of good ideas for the new season.
“Phillips ran a great program for years,” said Beler. “I want to continue his excellence.”
Beler ordered a bunch of new practice equipment to work on strength enhancements. Beler gets very involved and helps as much as he can.
“I feel like the team has improved a lot so far,” senior Joe Pisell said.
The boys are very thankful to have Beler as the new head coach. He is doing a great job with the team and is very passionate about coaching.
“Phillips was a great coach and we are going to miss him a lot,” senior Justin Sherrick said. “But I’m happy for Beler to be filling in his shoes."
The boys are working very hard for their upcoming meets.
“Were doing a lot of college level workouts and the new equipment is great,” said Sherrick.
The team has a few good newcomers that will be great additions to the team.
“Jeremy Doucette is a great distance runner,” senior Evan Delorio said. “We’re expecting big things from him this year.”
The team has had a number of people make states in the past and they are expecting a lot to go this year as well.
“It looks like we’re going to have a really strong 4x100 team this year,” said Zack Toto. “We’re looking forward to see what we can do at states.”
Overall, the team looks very strong and they are ready for a great season ahead of them.
UPDATE: The boys track team split its opening meet of the season. They beat Career and fell just short against North Haven.