Palm Beach Lakes class of 2010 alumni, former Florida Gator, and 2016 Olympian Eddie Lovett gives us an inside look at the 2017 TrackTown Summer Series. Lovett, who competes for the San Francisco Surge in the team formatted event will join other Florida alumni in the final stage Thursday at Icahn Stadium in New York. In addition to taking over the Flrunners Twitter account the past few days he talked to us about what this means for the sport.
In His Own Words:
I'm Eddie Jermoni Lovett and I'm on San Francisco Surge!
I actually love the team format. The team managers have done a great job of drafting great quality athletes that all want to compete and have fun.
The Tracktown Summer Series in my opinion is a great way to show a different side of track and field. Most people think track is boring when in reality it's the purest form of competition. The Tracktown Summer Series is unlike any meet. Most meets are super serious and at times that can get in the way of you competing well. Athletics is my career, but I also enjoy it, and this reminds me of why I enjoy it.
My team as a whole is great! Some of the athletes I already know, but there are a few that I've never competed with. When it's time to go, we all come together to compete at our best , have fun , and give the viewers a great show.
We as a team will go out and compete strong and support each other. Last year we got the win with the same tools and this year will be even better!
Follow Eddie and the rest of Florida alumni competing in the Track Town Summer Series!