With a new personal record, Garbarino heads to indoor track championships

Indoor track is a sport where athletes are scored based on the events they specialize in. Students put in a lot of work to try to achieve a better running time. Sophomore Paul Garbarino has put a lot of effort into track, and it is paying off.

After countless hours of running in the cold and working out, Garbarino has qualified for indoor states with a personal record of 10:05 in the 3200 meter run. Garbarino has performed well this season and because of that has been contacted by many college coaches.

“The team is very excited for him,” coach Megan Berry said. “They are thrilled at how much he has accomplished this year, including the school record in cross country this past fall.”

Paul Garbarino’s brother Gabriel knows how much time and work he has put into this.

“He runs every day in the cold for like an hour or hour an a half,” sophomore Gabriel Garbarino said. “He is very proud that all his hard work has paid off.”

Paul Garbarino goes to IB which means he gets out later than those who go to Utica. Most of the time, he is running by himself in the hazardous winter conditions. He runs an average of 50-55 miles every week.

“This season I’ve been working more consistently and rigorously,” Garbarino said. “I’m more devoted to indoor training this year than all my previous years.”

Even though he has achieved his personal best for the 3200 meter run, Garbarino is one second away from beating his 1600 meter record with a time of 4:38.

“That’s what drives me to break my records and to keep moving forward,” Garbarino said, “an increase in training and confidence allows me to do it.”