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Sports Spotlight: Track & Field

Our Sports Spotlight this issue is on the Track & Field team and features seniors Gavin Caswell and Lizzy Isgrigg. Coach Jeanne Luther ’82 nominated them for the Spotlight because they are both dependable leaders.

“Gavin has really grown from a quiet freshman to a team leader,” Coach Luther said. “He’s like having another assistant coach; he knows the technique and helps his teammates every day.”

Lizzy leads her teammates by example, Coach Luther said.

“Her love for high jump shows in her training and her willingness to help her teammates,” Coach Luther said.

Read more for a Q&A with these players:

Lizzy Isgrigg, senior, high jump and sprints, House of Loyalty, Art Club

Question: What are you looking forward to this season?
Lizzy Isgrigg: I’m looking forward to just having a good senior season, and improving my personal bests.

Q: What have you done to stay in shape and prepare for this season after not competing last spring?
LI: To stay in shape after not having last season, I took Weights class to make sure I stayed active.

Q: Which event is your favorite?
LI: My favorite event is high jump because of learning the form and curve of jumping.

Q: What do you like about being on the Track & Field team?
LI: What I most like about the Track team is the coach’s pushing you to do your personal best. I like being on the Track team because I get to be a part of a team and compete as a team, but also compete individually too.

Q: Coach Luther said you lead by example. Why is leading by example to your teammates important to you and who is your role model as a leader?
LI: At practices I always try to do my best to improve, hoping others will do the same on their own. Coach Cox is a great model for encouraging people doing their very best.

Gavin Caswell, senior, shot put and discus, House of Humility, spring musical

Question: How did you get started in Providence Track & Field?
Gavin Caswell: I’ve been doing Track & Field ever since I was a freshman, and I was opened up to the sport by my Freshman Boys Basketball coach., who is the hurdles coach. A good thing he did too because this would turn out to be my favorite sport.

Q: Which event is your favorite and why?
GC: Discus is my favorite sport. It is also the hardest out of shot put and discus in my opinion. I love this sport so much because of the challenges that come with it. There are so many intricate parts to discus, and I want to master them all.

Q: What do you like about being on the Track & Field team?
GC: I like being on the Track & Field team because it is like a family. I also feel like a team leader because I’m a senior now.

Q: Coach Luther said you are a team leader that helps the younger players with technique. Who is your role model as a leader?
GC: I find this to be very honoring because I look to Coach Luther as my role model. She currently holds the school record for the girls in shot put, and she has been pushing me to become better from day one.

Q: What are you looking forward to this season?
GC: I am looking forward to shattering my personal records this year, in both shot put and discus.

Q: What have you done to stay in shape and prepare for this season after not competing last spring?
GC: I have been lifting over the summer, and I am currently in Weights class.

Q: What’s a fun tradition the Track & Field team has that you are looking forward to this season?
GC: Well, every time someone that throws shot put or discus breaks their personal records, they are rewarded with a milkshake by Coach Luther.

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