Coronavirus 3/16: Senior athletes disappointed over shortened sport seasons

PHOTO: All district sporting events have been canceled from March 16 to April 12 to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Events using the campus, including the track and stadium, have also been canceled.

By Chloe Chedin, Staff–

Davis High administration announced during fifth period on March 13 that all schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District will be closed from March 16 to April 12 in an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to the school’s closure, all sports events and practices have been canceled until April 12. For many seniors, this means that their last sports seasons at DHS were cut short. 

Senior Jill Watkins, a women’s Varsity lacrosse player, expressed her dismay with the cancellations. 

“I feel disappointed because this season was potentially my last time playing on an official team, since I don’t know what I’m doing lacrosse wise next year. […] All of the other seniors on my team were super excited for our senior season, this team especially has a lot of amazing players and we work really well together, so only having six games in our whole season is definitely disappointing for everyone,” Watkins said. 

Track and field is another of the many sports for which practices and events have been canceled. 

“I was really looking forward to having a great last track season so obviously the sports cancellations are frustrating,” senior track athlete Mia Digenova said. “My track team has been training every day to be at our best for each meet, and I know it’s hard to motivate yourself to continue working hard when there are no coaches, teammates, or meets to keep you in check. I hope the team is not negatively impacted and it still has that energy and strength that makes our team special after four weeks of not seeing each other.”

Digenova’s teammate, senior Maya Tangaan, is also sad over track being postponed.

“This season got cut short, and I was pretty disappointed because this was supposed to be my best year,” Tangaan said. 

Despite the cancellations, Watkins, Digenova and Tangaan are still going to keep up with their exercise regimens over the one month break. Both plan to follow workouts posted online by their coaches, and Watkins also plans on doing her off-season workouts.

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