Despite a shortened outdoor boys track and field season because of weather, area coaches remain optimistic as teams head into sectional meets this week.
DeKalb competes in the Class 3A Huntley Sectional at 4 p.m. Friday. Coach Tim Holt is hoping the Barbs qualify multiple athletes for the state final.
“The main thing is to get to state,” Holt said. “If you’re not there, then you don’t have a chance. When you get there, you can make up for any bad performances throughout the season with your best meet. But you can’t get there if you don’t shine at sectionals.”