Track and Field defeats Norco
Track and Field had its first preseason meet against Norco Wednesday, March 1 at home.
â€śIt was exciting and nerve wracking because it was my first meet ever,â€ť freshman Jessie Alvarado said. â€śI was just excited to be in track. [My performance] was good. I was surprised overall what places I got in the two events that I did, and it was fun.â€ť
Girls took the lead in distance races with sophomore Emma Arriaga in the 800 meter run at 2:21:83, sophomore Chloe Arriaga in the 1600 meter run at 5:16:21 and senior Erika Lopez in the 3200 meter run at 12:40:77.
â€śIn the one and two mile [races], my times that I got were close to what I wanted,â€ť Lopez said. â€śFor the two mile, I wrote the times on my hand [that] I should get for each lap. It helped me maintain the pace to get the time that I wanted. I felt I ran wisely and conserved my energy toward the end.â€ť
Boys defeated Norco with junior Kenan Van Setten leading in the 800 meter run at 2:07:74, sophomore Curtis Trieu leading in the 1600 meter run at 4:56:18 and senior Evan Sentoso leading in the 3200 meter run at 11:27:92.
â€śThis year it changed a lot for me because I went from being a freshman and sophomore runner to running in varsity, and now Iâ€™m anticipating to do better and set more goals and be better for the team,â€ť Trieu said. â€śI think I could have actually done better but for the [1600 meter], I did really well. I paced myself correctly and I ended up being able to beat the guy at the end.â€ť
The team will have its first invitational meet of the season at Azusa Pacific University on Saturday, March 4.
â€śUsually at invitationals, they have a lot more competition. I like having a lot of competition and trying to run against different runners because itâ€™s a different experience every time,â€ť Trieu said. â€śI think that weâ€™ll actually do pretty [well] in the invitational because weâ€™ve been practicing really hard the past few months and weâ€™ve been working together as a team.â€ť
By Sabrina Wan, Staff writer
Photo by Jamie Chen