Girls’ track and field wins CIF title

By Saj Sri-Kumar

The girls’ varsity track and field team won the CIF division III championship on Saturday.

The team was propelled by first place finishes by Cami Chapus ’12 in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter races, and a first place finish by Amy Weissenbach ’12 in the 800 meter run.

In addition to the individual championships, the 4×400 meter relay team had the fastest time in school history, finishing with a time of 3:48.14.

“After all that we’ve done this year with this group, it just feels right for them to get it,” head coach Jonas Koolsbergen told the Daily News. “When it comes down to it, no matter how many school records you set, no matter what relays you win [at invitationals], people want to know how you did at CIF, and now we can say we got it done. It’s just an extraordinary accomplishment.”

While girls’ track and field program has never won the title before, it came within three points of winning last year, losing to Oak Park. This year, the team scored 66 points to defeat second-place San Luis Obispo by 14 points.