Track team sprints to finish

Both the boys’ and girls’ track and field teams have winning records as they approach the final stretch of their seasons. The boys’ team, led by Team Captain Matthew Krumpe ’08, 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.

“We are competitive with them, but we don’t have their size, so our record doesn’t say much,” he said. 

The girls’ team, however, is 7-1 and has set high goals as it heads towards the final part of their season. 

“We want to get to CIF,” Nicole Sands ’09, a 100- and 200 -meter sprinter, said. “I think it is reasonable to say that we definitely have a shot at league and maybe even CIF as a team, not just individually.” 

Both the girls’ and boys’ teams have rising young stars with potential. Lauren Hansson ’11 has done well as a 400 meter runner, and Krumpe raves about Matthew Bedford ‘10 and Andrew Tobias ‘10.

“I wouldn’t really call Tobias a rising star because he already is one,” Krumpe said. “He is a hell of a triple jumper.” Krumpe’s praise remains high for Bedford as well.
“Bedford is a beast,” he said. “He has run 51.19, and a 50.7 split on a relay. He is the real deal and he is only in 10th grade.”

As the season comes to a close, the boys’ team looks to beat St. Francis and Alemany and finish 7-3, 3-3 in league.