One year ago the state of Nebraska and the nation were issuing restrictions on gatherings and trying to navigate through the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 16th of last year the Nebraska Schools Activities Association announced that they would suspend the start of the high school spring sports season and would ultimately cancel the season all together. Now, a year later, athletes across the area are out practicing and preparing for a spring sports season that they are confident will take place.
Ryan Wetovick enters his first season as head coach of the Broken Bow track and field program. Wetovick has been around the Broken Bow sports program for several years now and said the familiarity he has with the athletes has helped in transitioning to the role of head coach.
With not being able to have a track season due to COVID last year, Wetovick said the preparation is a bit different this year especially in the field events.
Broken Bow is scheduled to begin its track season on March 26th at Hastings High. Wetovick said that he has learned to not take things for granted and he applauds the NSAA as well as schools and administrators for providing high school athletes the opportunity to compete this year.
Listen to our full interview with Broken Bow track coach Ryan Wetovick