After both a second-place finish at ISTAs and an epic victory at Division II NEPSTAs during the 2016 season, the Belmont Hill track team kicked off its 2017 season poised for success. Soon after the end of the 2016-2017 winter sports season, the squad began to prepare for competition through weeks of grueling practice in frigid weather. After a short break to enjoy the first week of March break, the athletes reconvened at Harvard’s indoor track. With only a short time before competition began, the Belmont Hill team worked as hard as ever. At their first meet, the Thayer Relays, their hard work payed off conspicuously, as the boys in blue dominated their competitors in nearly every event. Noticeable performances include Evan Ricci ‘17 in the 110-meter hurdles and Isaiah Collins ‘18 in the 100-meter dash. By no means satisfied with its initial success, the team continued to work diligently toward their next meet, at home against Governor’s Academy, Groton, and Middlesex. When the day of contest came, Belmont Hill again emerged on top, an auspicious sign for a possibly remarkable season. Although the season has just begun, Belmont Hill has its sights set on two championship titles. If all bodes well, the team will add two trophies to the mantelpiece.