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Friday, February 16, 2018

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Track & Cross Country Take Off

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As many of you may already know, running is a great way to stay healthy and fit. So why not join the San Mateo track and cross country team and have a great time running along with friends and students from different schools?

Track and cross country starts during the fall of every year. This year there are a total of 14 members on the team. The coach of the track and cross country team is Ed Riley and the assistant coach is Roy Michon. “They’re great. They’re really chill and inspiring. They push us to do more and better,” said Mark Woo, a junior.

According to Coach Riley, last year’s team did fairly well and Emily Laubscher was able to participate in the CCS . The CCS brings all of the best high school cross country runners in central California into one meet to compete against each other.

The captains of this year’s track and cross country team are seniors Emily Laubscher, Noah Gerber, and David Feng. They lead warm-ups during practices that happen on Tuesdays and Thursdays and give pep-talks before a track meet.

The track and cross country team had a meet on September 11 at Westmoore High and the varsity teams topped 15 out of 17 schools. The weather was “cold and clammy,” said Coach Riley, but runners were still able to get their personal best runs. Byron Santizo ran 2.5 miles in 14 minutes and 55 seconds. Also, Simon Bartos beat his personal best with a time of 16 minutes and 11 seconds on a 2.5 mile run.

Some tips that members of the team gave to do before running, drink lots of water, and eat bananas to prevent cramps.

A special meet that the team had so far this year was the Invitational meet at Lowell High School on September 14. The meet contained more schools and ran in San Francisco. The San Mateo Track and Cross Country team has attended the Invitational meet for about four years already and plans on returning in the future.

Coach Riley is proud of a lot of things of the team’s aspects, but he is most proud of how the students focus on school before sports. “They are very scholastic. We have a 3.5 average G.P.A.”

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