Track and Field Runs to DFALs

Natalie Wapniarski, Staff Writer

Carrying a record of 0-1, track and field is hard at work, training to compete in DFALs on May 9-10. Coaches Brad Albin, Tristan Tool and Dan Shortenhaus have high hopes for the upcoming league meets and final meet, counting on their athletes to continue to give it their all.

“The team is improving a lot as the season progresses,” said captain Ariel Thomas ‘13. “All of us are really looking forward to seeing how the team does as we compete in the more competitive meets towards the end of the season.”

Led by captains Micah Solit ‘12, Devon McDonald ‘12, Adam Roeder ‘12,  and Thomas, the team has become upbeat and prepared to beat their rivals in upcoming league meets this month, in hopes of establishing a good ground for DFALs.

“I think we have a really good chance to compete against all the teams in DFAL and beat most of them,” said Solit. “Campo will be our toughest opponent on the girls side and for the guys Dublin will be our biggest challenge.”

On March 28, the team had their first league meet, losing against Acalanes by a small number of points.

Multiple relay teams traveled to the Arcadia Invitational on April 4-7. The girls 4×800 and the boys distance medley relay both placed in the invitational heats. The girls 4×400 also achieved their personal record, dropping two seconds.

The team is looking to star runners Jamie Fehrnstrom ‘12, Kevin Booze ‘12, Tyler Hanson ‘13, Rebekah Ent ‘13 and Kera Deakins ‘13 to help them rack up the points at DFALs.

Upcoming league meets against Las Lomas and Alhambra on April 25, followed by Dublin and Campolindo on May 2. The team only has a few more chances to polish off their performance before the all-league meet.

“Out of the four teams Campolindo will have the most competition for us,” said McDonald. “They have a very strong distance program, but hopefully we will have enough people winning other events to pull out the win.”