Carlmont crushes M-A dual meet


Carlmont track

Carlmont track
Photo by Duwit Berekat

Before the dual meet against Menlo-Atherton High School got underway, James Schulte, a junior and track athlete at Carlmont, said, “We are definitely going to win. They have strong individuals, but we are a better team.”

Schulte’s prediction was  correct. Carlmont did come out on top. In fact, Carlmont beat M-A in every possible category: mens and womens varsity and froshsoph.

Despite suffering some losses in the sprinting relays, the distance runners continued their success streak.

“We did really well in the distance competitions,” said sophomore and varsity long distance runner Mark Vingralek.

Tim Layten, a senior and long distance runner, won his 800 meter race, and in doing so beat rival distance runner George Baire.

Looking around the track, spectators could see athletes painted blue and white with scots emblems plastered all over their bodies.

Carlmont sophomore Michael Bereket said, “There definitely is more spirit at the last home meet.”

Since this was the last meet at home, students felt an obligation to show extra school spirit.

“It’s a really fun meet because it’s the last time the frosh-soph and the varsity get to race together,” said Bereket.

Despite what the results of the meet seem to indicate, some athletes claim that this meet had a more tame and laid-back approach.

This is because of the frosh-soph Peninsula Athletic League finals coming up next week, and then the varsity PAL finals following just a week after that.

Bereket said, “It was a more lax meet, because it was just a dual meet plus there are finals coming up.”

Even though the stakes were not high, Carlmont track and field still enjoyed a comfortable win over M-A, which will set the tone for next week’s frosh-soph PAL finals.

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