Track competes against South Hills
Track and Field had its non-league and non-scoring meet against South Hills High School on Thursday, March 19.
â€śThe non-scoring meet gave me a chance to relax while I jumped, which actually helped me jump further,â€ť freshman Patrick Chua said. â€śI wasnâ€™t thinking very hard about everything and I didnâ€™t have as much pressure of letting my team down.â€ť
Notable races included the boys’ 4×400 meter relay of seniors Millen Trujillo, Ethan Van Setten, Michael Fernando and Mario Chalew, who led South Hills by five to 10 meters for much of the race.
â€śOverall, I am proud of my performance in the 4×400 meter. I’ve been training hard for both the 400 meter and the 800 meter and I’m glad I pulled through to win the race,â€ť Fernando said. â€śThe crowd was also a big factor because, I feel that a lot of running is mental, and hearing the roar of my teammates, really helped me give it my all during the race.â€ť
The team will have its next scored meet on Thursday, March 26 against West Covina.
â€śI’m a bit of both nervous and excited about the scored meet. Nervous that we might lose, but excited to see how the other team will be,â€ť freshman Cossette Sanqui said. â€śIt doesn’t really matter if it’s scored, in my point of view. Even if they are scored or not, everyone tries their hardest to do well in their events.â€ť
By Olivia Chiang, Staff writer