Track Ends Its Rebuilding Season

Varsity Boys Team
The boys team finishes the year with a strong season, achieving success through its experienced upperclassmen and all-around depth. The team displayed depth in every category, showing few weaknesses across the multiple track and field events.

“[The varsity boys team] doesn’t really have record-setting athletes, but we have quite a few guys that usually win first place at every meet,” senior Murgu Venkat said.

Sophomore Eric Safai has shown that he can run just as well as the upperclassmen that he competes against. Joining him is distance captain senior Charlie Kokernak, whose experience in track has led him to become a leader for the distance team.

In sprinting events, junior David Wobber has led the school in the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles, while senior Davis Zirpolo covers the 100 dash.

Seniors Brad Greathouse and Chris Imprescia lead the jumpers in the various jumping events; Chris is currently ranked 16th in CCS at the triple jump.

The boys finish the season at 2-3, losing close matches to rival teams such as Palo Alto and Mountain View.

Varsity Girls Team
However, the girls team has very few upperclassmen among its ranks. A rather young team that lost many of its seniors last year, this season has been one of the improvements.

But at the same time, the girls boast a relay team, composed of sophomore Kalyn Nakano, junior Ivy Gates, senior Alyssa Biondi and senior Martina Mickos. The team has placed first at every competition and and dual meet, and has broken the 4 x 100 Los Altos record repeatedly. The relay team has taken the top spot in the CCS rankings. Despite having this core of record-breaking runners, it simply isn’t enough to win the dual meets. The girls  ended the season with a 2-3 league record.

“We’re winning events, but we’re just not scoring enough,” Hughes said. “People are setting personal records in every race… It’s great. I’m really proud of everyone on the team.”