When you walk into a unified track meet, it is unlike any sport at Hamilton Southeastern. This sport includes student peers, as well as students at HSE who have certain disabilities. The program includes both groups of students working together in running and throwing events in order to win and beat other schools such as Fishers, Noblesville, and Carmel.
The events that take place in a Unified Track meet include the 100 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter dash, relays, long jump, and shot put.
The HSE Unified track team begins its season this Tuesday, April 16. This meet will be different from others because the Royals will face themselves and get ready for the first meet against an opposing high school against Fishers on April 25.
The unified track season officially began April 16, and the team has meets all throughout April and May. The team has a chance to compete against surrounding schools, and even the chance to qualify for the state and national meets.
“I’m really excited for the season to pick up. It’s a lot of fun to go out with my teammates and compete,” says Junior Nathan Vershaw. “I think we have a good chance of winning a lot of meets and going to state.
Story by Tyler Melser