The women’s track team is traveling to a different city, but its goal remains the same.
As FAMU prepares to travel to Clemson, S.C. to participate in Friday’s Clemson Invitational, it will be looking to improve on its performance for a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Indoor Championship push.
Head coach Darlene Moore has set similar high goals for the team this week. As she puts it, “the team goals for this meet are the same as they have been in previous meets and that is to seek better athletic performances.”
Moore said she also wants her athletes to continue to qualify for the MEAC championship on Feb. 17.
After displaying a solid performance during the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., the Rattlers appear to be heading in the right direction.
Building on performances and not being complacent would be the key to success, according to Moore. She said the team is always looking to improve on its performance, whether it is impressive or lack-luster.
“We stress those items to the young ladies on Tuesday, and we geared our practice around those elements,” she said.
According to Moore, the team has been working diligently at every practice. She said the athletes are ready to handle their responsibilities.
The entire team realizes that training is a critical part of preparation for the invitational. The team has made an effort to drill every day to hold on to its competitive edge. To lead the team toward the right mindset, Moore has made an effort to turn every practice into a competitive atmosphere.
“Every day at practice is pretty much a track meet, so the girls are getting their competition edge early.” Moore said.
More added that the women have been training to the best of their ability, describing them as “focused”. She said they are showing up to practice early and are utilizing more time for warm ups.
Raven Robinson, a junior from Tallahassee, agrees that drive and motivation on the team’s part would be the key to success for the team.
“We just have to be really motivated and make sure that we have the same goals that we’ve already practiced throughout the year,” Robinson said in a previous interview. “We have to make sure we keep our head up, keep track of our time and build on that.”