It Runs in the Family

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It Runs in the Family

Liv Burkhardt, left. Liz Burkhardt, right.

Liv Burkhardt, left. Liz Burkhardt, right.

Liv Burkhardt, left. Liz Burkhardt, right.

Liv Burkhardt, left. Liz Burkhardt, right.

Aubrey Boyd, Contributing writer

Track and winter are two unlikely things to be combined, since to most people, they’re in two different seasons. These two things wouldn’t be considered a dynamic duo unlike the Burkhardt sisters, Liv and Liz.

The Burkhardt sisters are members of both the spring and winter track team, contributing their skills individually and working for and with the team.

“I feel if we work hard and push each other at practice, it will show on the track,” said sophomore, Liv Burkhardt, and returning member for the winter track team.

Even though, the sisters are two different people, with two different personalities, they seem to have the same thoughts when it comes to the needs of the team.

“Since we are together after school , we become family and all learn to motivate each other,” said senior, Liz Burkhardt, also a returning member of the winter track team.

Their thoughts on personal goals aren’t that far apart either. “My personal goal is to prepare myself for the spring season, and to beat my personal record in the 400 meter dash,” said Liv.

“I want to be stronger for spring track, because I have a chance of medaling in javelin,” said Liz.  

Support can come from so many different people in so many ways. Such as family, friends to your teammates and parents you may have never met, but to have your family with you every step of the way is something special.

“I like having family support on the track, because I always have someone to turn to if I need anything. She encourages me to push harder when I run,” said Liv.

“ Having her on the team inspires me to be a better athlete.The best thing is to see her do well. I cheer her on, no matter the outcome, she makes me proud to be her sister,” said Liz, showing more emotion than before.

Liz is also a senior which can come with great emotion, since it’s her last winter track season as a high school student.

“This is a big year for me to show leadership in the team, and it is my last year I have to show what I have to offer,” said Liz.

She then continued to get a point across about the sport she loves.

“I want to make other people realize that track is not just a sport to build muscle. There is a spot for everybody,” said Liz.