September 26, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Bearcat Invitational was a Success

Open to all schools in the Unites States, the Sixth Annual Bearcat Invitational on Saturday, April 18, hosted by San Mateo High School’s very own Meet Director and Head Track Coach, Ed Riley will be attended by 56 competitive track and field teams from all over the country . All four divisions participated in this day-long invitational meet, which began at nine in the morning. All track and field athletes from SMHS arrived at seven in the morning to help prepare for the widely anticipated meet, from setting up the pole vault area to helping with the snack shack, all volunteers were kept busy.

Despite the stress that came along with the anticipation of the arriving teams, it was a very successful day and ran very smoothly. Teams slowly began arriving and warming up together on our field, waiting for the meet to begin. The meet began with the opening event, the four by one relay, consisting of teams of four athletes completing a full lap through handoffs. The day went on with countless athletes participating in long distance and sprinting races, with events that had up to 32 heats. Evidently, the Bearcat Invitational was a very long day for everyone.

However, the most important part about the day was the value of the experience. “The experience was amazing. It had to be one of the best moments of my life seeing so many people from so many different schools running and doing events that they love. It’s really awesome to see,” said Keagan Howarth Dunn, sophomore.

The Bearcat Invitational continues to be an unforgettable event and will only get better within the years. SMHS was also lucky to have track and field alumni, cheerleaders, and parent and student volunteers who were eager to help out at the big event, and were gladly received by the team and coaches.

With all of the help and support, SMHS was able to host a fun and memorable invitational yet again. “I think I’m proud to say we ran a great meet considering we got some runners from Canada to come. It’s packed with people with a common passion. It’s like a concert and it’s amazing seeing such talented athletes on our track, running at our meet and the great thing about long track meets is that you have the chance to meet new people,” said Aria Haghnia, junior.
The Bearcat Invitational is an amazing annual experience open to anyone. The positive energy is clearly present with so many enthusiastic athletes at our school and it is an honor to host such a successful invitational.

Hurdler competing in the 100 meter hurdle race at the Bearcat

Hurdler competing in the 100 meter hurdle race at the Bearcat

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