PARK CITY, Utah. — Fans find it easy to follow the upwardly mobile season results of the Park City High Miners lacrosse team and/or football team and/or track & field team, they may be less aware though of just how interconnected the three really are.
Since 66% of pro football players competed in high school track & field it makes sense to spread the talent around.
Involved in different levels of coaching with the team since 2004, the track & field team’s Dave Yokum has been the head coach since 2012. He said, “We have one of the fastest track & field teams and one of the fastest football teams in the state. We have always had a few football players compete in track and field, however, in the last five years, the number has grown to between 25 and 30 students. A lot of this has to do with the current coaches at the high school working together. Football and track & field are very complimentary.”
“From my perspective, all the coaches at the school are very focused on helping the kids, both male and female, become better human beings. We have a very open staff. It has not always necessarily been that way.” — Coach Yokum