Flames track team off to hot start
The Lee Flames men's track team's indoor season has ended, but they are already kicking off the outdoor season in good fashion finishing second in both of the first two races.
Sophomore Seth Eagleson said their goal every season is making it to the championship, but they need to pace themselves to make that happen.
'We don't want to peak too early so right now we are slowly progressing,' Eagleson said. 'We still have some time before [the championship] rolls around, but when it does we will taper in preparation for nationals.'
As they move to outdoor competition, the Flames are adjusting to the slight differences between indoor and outdoor track.
'Indoor isn't necessarily harder than outdoor track, but there are some downsides to racing indoor,' Eagleson said. 'The air is very dry'the track is also 200 meters so the lap count for every event is doubled.'
For the senior runners like Lee's Camden Perez this will be the final opportunity to show their ability as a Flame.
'I really want to do my best in improving as much as I can one more time,' Perez said 'Whatever I accomplish this year is what I'll have to look back on throughout the future.'
The Flames compete next in Raleigh Relays at Raleigh, North Carolina, on Friday, March 25.