Brahmas hurdle over opponents


James Kil

Freshmen Claira Ru and Brita Liggins practice giving handoffs for the relay team.

Victoria Ly, Asst. Feature Editor

Track season at Diamond Bar High School has started off on a good note. This year, the team was introduced to a whole new set of staff members, but along with an array of new coaches, the track team has been implementing more rigorous workout routines during practice. Head coach Sally Jarvis noted that the athletes have been seeing strong improvements in their running time.

“We seem to be having a lot of personal records” Jarvis said. “The kids are dropping times left and right and the whole team is doing really well overall.”

Three athletes that stand out this season are senior Jeannie Huang, with a 5:30 mile time and sophomore Dylan Kenny, who runs the 800 meters in two minutes, and sophomore Paul Abdo with a 4:39 mile time.

So far the team has entered in a number of competitions from the Citrus College’s Bishop Amat Relays and Walnut High School’s Jim Polite Invitational. The team took home third place during the Chino Invitational Relay in the Varsity Men’s and Women’s relay race.

Overall the DB’s track team has been showing improvements from previous years. One meet in particular that the team was excited to participate in was the UCLA Invitational which took place on April 3 and 4. The meet incorporated a mix of both high school and college track teams, and offered a great opportunity for Brahma track athletes to be recognized and even looked at by colleges.

“Being able to compete with some of the best high school track athletes and being able to watch several collegiate races was an unforgettable experience” junior Makiah Josephson said.

During the Invitational, freshman Samantha Blazek placed fourth and sophomore Ashly Ng placed fifth in Shot Put. DB ended the meet with great scores and accumulated new personal records as well.

“This is one of the best seasons I’ve had because I have a great group of kids who are eager and willing to be here,” Jarvis said.