UNI Men’s Indoor Track & Field preview – 2019

UNI Men’s Indoor Track & Field preview – 2019


Eric: Last week we
previewed the Women’s Track and Field season,
right now we take a look at the Men’s Indoor Track
and Field team as they prepare for 2 home meets
inside the UNI-Dome in January. BRAD: The UNI men’s track
and field team is looking to build off the MVC Team
Title it won during the outdoor season. DAVE: We only graduated 1
guy off last year outdoor championships team. We have a lot of guys
coming back that are very familiar be in
a situation. You know high impact, high
stressful important meets. And so hopefully that
gives us some of the advantage in the other
teams but the indoor and outdoor championships are
very different meets. And so you have a lot more
events outdoors and you do indoors. And so points are more
at a premium indoors, especially just you don’t
have as many events. We don’t have as many
throwing events and the throwers are a big part of
what we do and so, it’s really against
about maximize your opportunities, but I do
like the fact that we are a veteran team and so we
can come to this me being confident that we’ve been
there before me know what to expect. BRAD: UNI’s deepest event
might be the 400 meter dash where the Panthers
sent five individuals to the MVC finals. However, the Panthers are
looking for production in nearly every
event this season. DAVE: I mean we’re a
really balanced team and so we five in the most
balanced team we’ve been in a long time. From the short sprints
all the way to the field events and so it’s really
just going to be we need to find a way to score
points in all of the events that that
that’s out there. So we have to make some
ground up in in some of the distance events. I think we have the guys
that can do that now. We had a really good cross
country season in those guys are looking really
strong as they transition from cross
country to track. BRAD: UNI will host two
meets the final weekend of January in the UNI-Dome,
and then prepare to maximize their effort and
maximize their points at the MVC Championships
on their home turf. DAVE: The message from the
coaching staff for the athletes is ‘last year
is in the past and it’s great, we have though the
numbers on the wall now, we have that championship,
we have the trophy but this year you know
everyone’s coming for us’. and so it’s a little bit
of a different mindset but they really adapted
well to that. And practices are
competitive from the sprints to the throws
and jumps it’s a fun competitive environment. And you know, I’m just
anxious to get the season started because you can
train all fall and then you don’t really get to
see too much competition before you head into to
winter break and so now that there were back and
get you going it’s going to be fun to see where
we’re at here these first few weeks. ERIC: Coming up on this
edition of Panther Sports Talk we bring you a story
on a senior women’s basketball player, hit
the golf course with some Panther alums, and we look
at the upcoming schedule for the men’s
basketball program. This is Panther
Sports Talk! Stay tuned for more
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