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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Friday, February 16, 2018

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Track Team Pushes Forward

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As the spring season comes, new sports arrive too at San Mateo – among them, track, which is popular among students. With events such as sprints, middle and long-distance running, hurdles, shot put, discus, long jump, pole vaults, and high jump, bearcats are free to choose what they wish to participate in for the season.

Not only do new underclassmen even out the members in the team, but new goals surface to be achieved as well. “This is my 25th year coaching and I am more excited this year,” says Coach Riley, noting that the “chemistry” on the team seems to be developing rapidly. “I fully expect for all to be in both the PAL and CCS championships and to win them.”

With high expectations and a determination to succeed, the track team is sure to go far this season. “I think the whole team will improve because this year we have many freshmen who are actually skilled athletes; some are pretty good runners, jumpers, or pole-vaulters, and some are good at shot put,” says sophomore Kyoka Kuroiwa. “I believe that they will work hard to be as good athletes as the upperclassmen. And that’ll be the incentive for upperclass men to work out harder, so they don’t lose to freshmen.”

The coach isn’t the only one with goals, of course. Kyoka is aiming high with some of her own goals as well. “My personal goal for this season is to get more medals than last year as a pole-vaulter,” she says. “I am also hoping to break the school record for girls.”

As intense as it sounds, participating in track isn’t just all work, but members have their fun too. “Honestly speaking, I really enjoy being on the team,” adds Kyoka. “One of the reasons is that the coaches are very kind and supportive. They teach each one of us about how we can improve our performance. Teammates are [also] very nice and cooperative. It’s just so much fun when we all gather and talk!”

Coming up, the first official meet will be Saturday, March 8 in San Ramon, so if you’re cool, be there to support your school!

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