Track and Field Finds Success at Invitationals

With 11 meets already completed, the track and field team is finishing its season strong as it enters postseason competition. Despite currently having won five of its six dual meets, the track and field team has no desire to pack up before league finals.

“I just have this attitude of never being satisfied,” sophomore Wendy Wu said. The major invitational meets have put many LAHS runners on a larger stage and allowed them to compete against the best regional and state high-school track and field athletes.

Sophomore Terence Rabuzzi, the only sophomore competing on the varsity team, has set the bar high, clocking a 4:24 mark in the Boys’ 1600-meter run at the Mt. Sac Relays and 2:00 mark in the 800-meter run at the Stanford Invitational. Junior Danny Yeager (right) has also found success at invitational meets, and won the high jump at Mt. Sac with a jump of 6 feet and 6 inches.

Another prominent athlete, senior Markell Stine, is currently ranked fifth in the nation in the 400-meter hurdles after hitting a 54.73 second mark in the Stanford Invitational.

In the shot put and discus, Senior Kareem Hyver has put in his fair share of records, hitting a 140-foot mark in the discus and a 42-foot shot put throw. He still works to improve both his records, working on his strength for shotput and his form for discus.
“I want to improve my shot put and that takes lifting weights a lot more,” Kareem said.

The track and field team still is looking forward to the last few meets in the upcoming month. Yet being able to compete with the best of the best at the invitational and dual meets provides the team with an unforgettable experience.