Joy in Movement Masks and All

Joy in Movement Masks and All

Photo by Macy Lipkin ’23

Physically distanced and masked, Maddie Morocco ’23 (center, in pink mask) and a group of sprinters and jumpers leapt their way through a dynamic warm-up session before practice on the turf at Wellesley’s Butler Stadium on a warm fall afternoon, a few weeks after the launch of the academic year. Without any competition on the immediate horizon, the cross country and track & field team’s primary training goal this fall has been to establish good habits and reinforce proper technique so they are prepared for future competition. Phil Jennings, head coach and assistant professor of the practice says, “Though we aren’t competing, the ability to practice together allows for a refreshing normalcy to a campus environment that is anything but, regardless of the challenges that physical distancing and precautions like mask-wearing bring to training. We have only had a handful of practice sessions [so far], but I can already see the positive camaraderie emerging from the young group of first-years and sophomores as they come together around their shared passion for track and field.”

You Might Like
    Two students who returned to Wellesley this fall reflect on the good, the bad, and the unexpected on campus in the time of COVID-19.More
  • Creating A Safe and Socially Distanced Campus
    Once the decision was made to have students return to campus in the fall, it was all hands on deck as everyone raced to make sure it could happen, and would happen as safely as possible.More
  • A Time of Testing
    This summer and fall, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Wellesley faced a daunting task: develop a testing program that would allow students to return to campus while keeping the Wellesley community safe.More

Post a CommentView Full Policy

We ask that those who engage in Wellesley magazine's online community act with honesty, integrity, and respect. (Remember the honor code, alums?) We reserve the right to remove comments by impersonators or comments that are not civil and relevant to the subject at hand. By posting here, you are permitting Wellesley magazine to edit and republish your comment in all media. Please remember that all posts are public.

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.