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Track and Field Ends on a Strong Note

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SPRINT TO THE FINISH
AHS track and field sprinters look toward
their final meet vs. San Gabriel High School on April 30.

MOOR photo by SHANNON KHA

WESLEY TSAI
Staff Writer

With an overall record of 2-4 for both the varsity boys’ and the girls’ program, the track and field team took fourth place in league. The season ended on a positive note because a good amount of personal records such as long jumps and sprinting were broken this season. However, while placing fourth in league, only individuals in the program will be able to qualify for California Interscholastic Federation playoffs.

“We’ve had people hit personal records here and there, but overall our team did not see a significant improvement. Our strongest events would be sprints [and] jumps. Anyway, things happen and our current focus is trying to place for Almont League,” long jumper senior Patrick Cheng said.

While the season is coming towards an end, many seniors will be graduating, leaving many spots available for underclassmen to step up. With shoes to fill, underclassmen continue to practice throughout this season for their league finals.

“Track this year was definitely a great experience and it has exceeded my expectations! When someone questions me why I would run for fun, I tell them that track is not just a tedious running workout; track is commitment and improvement. By putting in extra work, I think I will continue to strive as a varsity runner and make those who believe in me proud,” freshman hurdler Trinity Tieu said.

Of those who will be leaving a legacy behind at Alhambra High, many seniors have continued to strive to break records or be eligible to place in CIF. For most, the season ended on May 6th and May 9th after Almont League Prelininaries and Finals, respectively. Those who exceed in their individual events will prolong their season in playoffs.

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