Girls and boys track and field dominate Windward School

Danny Johnson

The girls and boys track and field teams both dominated during the meet against Windward School Saturday at Ted Slavin Field. The girls team completely shut down the opposition, winning in each event at the meet with a 90-0 sweep, and the boys team beat the Wildcats 85-11. 

The main spectacle at the meet was when Sophomore Alyssa Thompson ’23 ran the 100- meter dash in 12.05 seconds, which is currently the fastest time in California for the 2020-2021 season that has been stifled by the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, as a freshman, her time of 12.26 in the 100- meter race was good for tenth in the state, but after this improvement, she has skyrocketed to the top of the leaderboard.

“Initially, I didn’t even know that I had broken any sort of record so when my sister told me, I was really shocked,” Thompson said. “This just motivates me to continue to accomplish more as this season goes on. Additionally, I have my coaches to thank for my development as a runner this season.”

Sophomore Benson Fleischer ’23 said he is really happy to have the season back in full swing.

“We got lucky because track is a sport that doesn’t really change with COVID-19 protocol due to the fact that it can be done socially distanced,” Fleischer said. “Although we can’t practice as a full team like last year, all of the practices are just as productive as last year. I am so thankful that the coaches and athletic staff are putting in so much work to make this season as normal as possible and their hard work has paid off.”

The Wolverines’ next meet will be on April 17 at home, where the boys squad will compete against St. Francis High School and the girls team will face off against Marlborough School.