Spring sports bounce to action
April 12, 2016
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Varsity Track and Field
Current Record: 0-0 (The team is competing in pre-season meets, so the events do not count toward its record.)
Looking back: The Cathedral Catholic High School track and field team competed March 10 against Mount Carmel High School and Valley Center High School at VCHS. In addition, distance runners and participants in field events competed March 5 against Mount Carmel. Many of the members performed well; however, compared to the participants’ first meet, competing against this team served as a greater challenge for the members to come out on top in various events. Adding to more challenges at the particular meet, some members on the team got injured. During spring break, many members competed in other meets including the Sundevil Invitational on March 26. The most recent meet was an invitational held at Arcadia on April 8. CCHS competed against top teams like Great Oak High School, La Costa Canyon High School, and Walnut High School.
Notable Don: Many of the distance runners performed well in their particular events. Distance runner Anna Bourke ’18 ran a two mile in 12:04 minutes in the Mount Carmel race. Also, Erin MacNeil ’16 also competed against 3 girls as well as boys, beating two of the boys in a two mile with a time of 12:21 minutes. In the most recent meet, members Alex Cerveny, Claire Swafford, Elle Waters and Erin MacNeil performed better than predicted in the 4 x 1600 relay, especially considering the tough competition they faced.
Around the corner (next week): The next meet will be against La Jolla High School at Manchester Stadium on April 14.
Player’s Comment: “In general we did well,” CCHS student Erin MacNeil ’16 said. “Our coach seemed super happy since our division did well.”
— Monica Inoue
Current Record: 0-2
Looking Back: CCHS lost 5-12 against Torrey Pines High School. Considering that the newly formed team had less than a week of practice previous to the game, the team did relatively well. CCHS was able to secure five victories in the games; however, it lost the rest of the matches. The team also lost against La Jolla High School, a higher ranked team. The team benefited from more practice and experience from playing against one of the top teams.
Around the corner: This past week was only preparation for upcoming matches. The practice consisted of conditioning, drills and challenge matches in anticipation for the next game. The next match will be against Scripps Ranch High School at the Claver Center on April 12.
Player’s Comment: “I expect the other teams to be good,” CCHS Team Captain Amanda Wright ’16 said. “I hope that we try our best, and hopefully succeed.”
Notable Don: Securing two out of the team’s five won matches, Victoria Renteria ’17 won both of her ranked double matches against TPHS. She also won one of her double matches against La Jolla High School.
— Melissa Vorndran