Carlmont keeps picking up the pace


Jackson Monge

Freshman and sophomore sprinters jump out for the 100.

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

After a big win against Capuchino in the first meet of the season, Carlmont faced off against Woodside on March 30 and showed off more positive results of their rigorous training.

“We’ve been winning most of the races, and I think we have a good shot at winning the meet,” said sophomore Ryan Wilson, who got first place in the Frosh/Soph 3200-meter. “Even if we don’t win, I am going to be happy with my 3200-meter time.”

Amidst all the shouts of “Go Scots” and “Go Wildcats” from the stands, runners were giving it their all. Both teams were pushing themselves to their limits.

“I’m happy to see everyone putting in their best. It’s always great to see underclassmen keep progressing and getting faster,” said senior Mario Valenzuela, winner of the varsity 400-meter. “From the first practice I knew not everyone would stay. A lot of people don’t expect how much hard work it takes. As the year has progressed, I have seen a lot of improvement, and I can say there is a lot of drive in this team.”

Speed was at a high level at this meet with many runners on both sides proud of their “PR” (personal record), their best time overall.

“Carlmont’s training is proving them well; I saw a lot of PR’s today. I am happy that everyone is improving overall. I think we will see a lot of rising stars out of our freshmen and sophomores this season,” said Carlmont track coach Lou Schuan.

Carlmont dominated the track events with repeated wins, and Woodside had great success in the field events. The Carlmont track team is proud of their performance on the track and in the field this season.  They look forward to their next dual-meet against Hillsdale, on Thursday, April 14.