Track trains and preps for PALS


Jiselle Vigil

Sophomore Tanner Anderson warms up on the field before training in practice.

Jiselle Vigil, Staff Writer

The 2016 track and field team is getting ready for their last and final meet: PALS. PALS is the championship for freshmen and sophomores who are competing in field and running events. Only the top three athletes from each event compete in PALS.

“All the schools that we compete against this season are going to be there. Only the top three people from each event from every school will be there and every single person out there is going to give it their all,” said sophomore Devon Sagon. “It will be challenging because you are going against the top three from each school, but with enough practice and determination I feel like our track team can do great in PALS.”

PALS this year will be held at Menlo-Atherton High School on Saturday, May 6 at 4:00 p.m..

“Last year, PALS were held at Pacifica, where it was extremely cold. This year it is held at Menlo-Atherton High School, which makes the weather a lot better. That helps because our muscles won’t tighten up and it would be easier for us to run faster,” said sophomore John Tan.

This whole week, the track team has been focusing on honing their strength, running, and jumping to do their best at PALS. Since this is the freshmen’s and sophomores’ last week to prepare for PALS, they are all giving their all in practice to be ready for this day.

“The seniors and juniors have two weeks to prepare for their championship, which is on May 14 at 10:00 a.m. We, on the other hand, only have a week. Since we only have a week we really need to push ourselves in practice and try way more than we usually do in practice if we want to do good,” said freshman Simon Tara. “Since this is my first year competing in PALS, I am trying really hard since I want to do great. I believe our whole team is going to do great at PALS because I feel like we are ready and prepared for this.”