By Cary Volpert
Both the boysâ and girlsâ track and field teams have winning records as they approach the final stretch of their seasons. The boysâ team, led by Team Captain Matthew Krumpe â08, is currently 5-3 overall, but only 1-3 in the highly competitive Mission League, which includes powerhouses Loyola, Notre Dame and Crespi. Krumpe admits that it has been an uphill battle against these strong programs.
âWe are competitive with them, but we donât have their size, so our record doesnât say much,â he said.Â
The girlsâ team, however, is 7-1 and has set high goals as it heads towards the final part of their season.Â
âWe want to get to CIF,â Nicole Sands â09, a 100- and 200 -meter sprinter, said. âI think it is reasonable to say that we definitely have a shot at league and maybe even CIF as a team, not just individually.âÂ
Both the girlsâ and boysâ teams have rising young stars with potential. Lauren Hansson â11 has done well as a 400 meter runner, and Krumpe raves about Matthew Bedford â10 and Andrew Tobias â10.
âI wouldnât really call Tobias a rising star because he already is one,â Krumpe said. âHe is a hell of a triple jumper.â Krumpeâs praise remains high for Bedford as well.
âBedford is a beast,â he said. âHe has run 51.19, and a 50.7 split on a relay. He is the real deal and he is only in 10th grade.â
As the season comes to a close, the boysâ team looks to beat St. Francis and Alemany and finish 7-3, 3-3 in league.