Unified Track and Field Competes in Higham


Molly Ryan, Co-Editor-In-Chief

As the spring sports season begins, SHS is now offering even more athletic extracurriculars: For the first time, Scituate is offering Unified Track and Field, which is open to all students with any experience level.

Unified Sports combines students with and without disabilities to create an encouraging and hard-working athletic experience. On Thursday, April 6th, the SHS Spring Track and Field team paired with Unified Track and Field at Unified Track’s first meet. After school, the new team met at Higham High School and prepared to compete against Higham’s Unified Track Team. Students competed in various events: shot put, javelin, long jump, 100 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters, 100-meter relay, and 400-meter relay.

Coach Michael Timcoe is excited about the season, emphasizing the team’s overarching goal of inclusion: “The goal is for unified sports to completely separate from traditional freshman, JV, and Varsity teams.” Timcoe also encourages students to join the team, regardless of their track experience. There are no practices, and two more meets will be held this spring on Monday, May 1st, and Monday, May 8th. In addition, SHS is aiming to create a Unified Basketball team next year!

If you are interested in joining the Unified Track and Field team, reach out to the coach, Michael Timcoe, at [email protected]