Strong finish to the track season

May 2, 2014 — by Gwynevere Hunger and Nupur Maheshwari

After joining the lower El Camino Division El Camino Division this spring, the track team gained more success than in recent years. The boys ended with a 5-1 record, and the girls were 2-4.

“In the El Camino division, we’ve got competition that is better suited for our team,” said senior high jumper and sprinter Eric Ringsrud. “So far, [this] season’s gone a lot better than the last.”

But it wasn’t always easy. Because the team was required to share practice time on the field with the lacrosse team, all athletes were only allowed to train during the two hours they were allotted each day, which put even more pressure on them.

Yet, athletes in specific events were still able to show their skills during meets, especially the Monta Vista meet on April 24, where the team won all events with a clean sweep.

Key athletes who helped with the win include senior hurdler Clark Wang, junior sprinter Laura Cummins, junior jumper Puck de Roos and junior runner Steven Sum, who beat the school record for the 3200m run with a time of 9:10.

Additionally, as one of the two top teams in the league, Wilcox became the Falcons’ biggest rival. Unfortunately, even the best Falcon athletes were unable to defeat the Warriors.

The Falcons were scheduled to compete at league finals during the week of May 5.