Track achieves record times

By Jack Schwada

The postseason is underway for both the boys’ and girls’ track and field teams, as Saturday both Chris Cheng ‘09 and Sydney Haydel ‘10 placed at CIF Finals. Cheng finished first place in the 800 meters while Haydel finished third in the shot put. The girls’ 4×100 relay team finished in second place.

Both the boys’ and girls’ squads ended the regular seasonwith winning records under the leadership of Head Coach Jonas Koolsbergen.

The girls finished undefeated with five victories and no losses. The boys were able to come out with a winning record as well, boasting four victories of their own, but with two losses under their belt. The boys finished their regular season strongly with two victories against St. Francis and Chaminade.

The CIF Preliminary round, which took place last month at Estancia High School, was a huge victory for both the boys and girls. The track and field team set a record with 18 qualifications into the CIF Finals. The girls’ team alone sent 14 of its own to the next stage. Only once in the girls track and field team’s history have more girls been sent to the CIF Finals, when in 1991 the squad sent 15 to the next round.