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Track and Field Begins Season With a Head Start

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MOOR Graphic by LESLIE HWANG

WESLEY TSAI
Staff Writer

Having recently placed in two non-league meets and two invitationals, the track and field team have experienced several meets in preparation for meets against league rivals. For events such as shot put, the team took first, second and third place, sweeping the competition.

“League is starting with a meet against Mark Keppel next Thursday so we need to continue to train hard and stay focused on our goal: league finals. Our relay teams have much more room to improve by working on handoffs and block starts. With that said, progress can only come if teammates remain committed to their responsibilities,” senior long jumper Patrick Cheng said.

The team has done well in other events as well. For long jumps, triple jumps and high jumps, the boys have been placing first, second, third and fourth with multiple placing. From the varsity boys team, senior hurdler Simon Poon had first in their two meets for 300 meter hurdles.

“As a team I hope we win as many meets as possible especially against our biggest rival [Schurr] so we can win league title again,” senior hurdler Eugene Luk said.

With the boys tenaciously practicing to beat opposing schools, the girl’s track and field team diligently share the field with the boys in hopes of doing just as well. With freshmen joining every year, the coaching staff has to be able to teach the new members of the team tips in order to be a successful player.

“Having track practice every day and meets every week is tough but once you’re committed, it all seems worth it in the end. The pressure is real knowing that you’re one of the very few girls in sprints but I am optimistic for this year’s season because knowing that there are very few of us here, we try our best to represent our blue and gold pride,” freshman sprinter Trinity Tieu said.

While the team anxiously practices for league, the team prepares for their next match this Thursday against Mark Keppel as their Almont opener. The girl’s track and field squad puts on a pokerface as two of Alhambra’s all-league runners are still running for our school.

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