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Steven Sun, then a sophomore, runs his first Lowell Invitational in Golden Gate Park.

Senior Mag 2024: Track and cross country star reflects on his passion for running  

Kevin Yang May 25, 2024

As early as elementary school, Steven Sun knew the sport he belonged to was running. When he lived in China, he represented his school in various meets.  Even with a child’s short legs, he achieved...

Ligeti was let go from the team on April 1.

Track head coach Ligeti leaves before season ends, leads to new sprints coach 

Annika Gho and Caitlin Stoiber May 7, 2024

Two days before the track and field team’s last league meet on April 3 against Santa Clara and Milpitas, the school parted ways with new head coach for undisclosed reasons. Although he is no longer...

Juniors Nicole Lee, Amy Pan, and Anjali Biju getting ready for a track warmup.

I finally understand why people sign up for Track

Nicole Lee May 5, 2024

It was a blissful morning in February. The atmospheric river rains had taken a break, and the moody clouds had drifted away to reveal a blue sky. As I was working on my computer in the Journalism Room,...

Coach Osayi Omorodion gives sprinting suggestions to sophomore Steven Sun.

New track and field coaches help distance running and sprinters 

Kevin Yang and Richard Fan April 18, 2024

The girls’ varsity team won against all three opponent schools in the third meet of their season at Cupertino on March 28: 76-50 against Cupertino, 75-0 against McDonald and 55-37 against Wilcox.  Standout...

Juniors Dylan Wilson and Natalie Zaragoza posing in front of a banner after the California Winter Track and Field Championships at Arcadia High on Feb. 3.

Junior track athletes’ club experience pays off in competition results

Derek Liang March 29, 2024

At the sound of the starter pistol, junior runner Natalie Zaragoza sped off her starting blocks at the 100-meter event against Monta Vista on March 14. In an adrenaline-fueled final stride to the finish...

Sophomore Vedant Padhi runs the 1600m during a home meet against Fremont High on March 7. 

Track coaching change signals a season of adjustments 

Sunny Cao and Annika Gho March 19, 2024

Head Coach: Andy Ligeti Last year’s record: 1-5 (boys’ varsity) and 4-2 (girls’ varsity) Recap: Even though the team’s performance was subpar last year, there were still many individual...

Balancing between track in the spring and body-building throughout the year was a tough yet worthwhile journey.

Senior Mag 2023: Finding the perfect fit for fitness

Jason Cheng August 30, 2023

It’s been a wild ride. Over the past four years, I’ve steamrolled through dozens of specialized diets, workout routines and sports rosters in search of the perfect balance between personal fitness...

An “Under Construction” sign replaces the old sign — that showed the opening hours of the track and field.

Safety concerns necessitate summer renovations for track surface and football field turf

Kathy Wang May 27, 2023

Due to safety concerns expressed by the administration and athletic director Rick Ellis, the school board has OK’d a summer project to renovate the school’s track and Benny Pierce field. As a result,...

Senior Jalyn Harrigan runs the 300-meter hurdles at CCS Trials on May 13.

Two senior track athletes qualify for CCS Finals, unable to advance to the CIF State Championships

George Hu May 25, 2023

Sophomore distance runner Pranav Rajan trailed just ahead of the other runners in the 1600-meter race at the final dual meet against Cupertino on April 18. With the finish line in sight and two runners...

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