Track stars say goodbye

Graduation is just around the corner, and the track team celebrates an outstanding season.

Graduation is just around the corner, and the track team celebrates an outstanding season.

Tara Shahrvini, Staff Writer

As this year’s track season ends, seniors say goodbye to their high school friends and team.

After four years as a track athlete, senior Franklin Rice said, “I could not have asked for a better team. I have grown so much as a student and athlete because of track. Team sports give students the opportunity to have a second family. If I could have another shot at high school track, I wouldn’t change anything. I am more than happy with how it turned out.”

Carlmont has one of the strongest track teams in the Bay Area, and many students who are not graduating hope to maintain the legacy of Carlmont track and field.

Sophomore Lauren Schmall said, “I am so sad that the seniors are leaving, but at the same time I wish them only the best in college and afterwards. All of them are such kind, loyal, smart, and funny people. I hope I will have the same impact on my peers when I graduate.”

“The advice I would impart on future students is to not be reluctant about joining, making friends, or bringing home a gold medal. All of that stuff will come, but the important thing is really to try because track is one of those sports that truly polishes and refines people’s skills,” said Rice.

As graduation looms ahead, many are reflecting on their memories and efforts from this season.

Sophomore Angelo Zhou said, “Right now I feel like next year track won’t be the same without the seniors, but in the back of my mind I know that I’ll make new friends and the track family will only grow, hopefully with a few more pole vaulters.”

Junior Hiba Dahbour said, “This time of year is definitely hard for juniors because a lot of our friends are graduating and moving on to a new chapter in their lives. But then again, growing up is never as fun as it seems. I feel kind of excited and nervous for track next year because I’ll be a senior and it will be my last time to leave a mark on the team. I am absolutely honored and thankful to have been able to spend so much time with the amazing senior track athletes.”

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