Boys’ track: After loss of key athletes, team looks to improve

February 9, 2017 — by Caitlin Ju and Ami Nachiappan

Coach: Archie Ljepava

League: Santa Clara Valley Athletic League, El Camino Division

Key Athletes: Junior sprinters Jaijit Singh and Clifford Yin, junior distance runner Amit Nag

Key Additions: freshmen distance runners Kole Tippets and Sean Chen

Key Losses: Alumni Vincent Faylor, Stephen Law, Matthew Peterson and Tanner Zuleeg

Key Matchups: Wilcox, Monta Vista

Prognosis:

For the distance team, many key cross country runners such as seniors Austin Cai and Nicholas Sum decided not to run track this year. As a result, the pressure of leading the team falls to juniors, such as distance runner Amit Nag, who was also co-captain in cross country.

“I want to use my experience from cross country to help guide the underclassmen,” Nag said. “With the loss of a lot of great athletes, we hope to build a strong team of new runners, especially because of the incoming freshmen.”