Trojan boys ran, jumped, threw and vaulted all the way to victory on May 12, winning the varsity track and field league meet and taking home their first championship since the 2014 season.
Despite only winning first place in one event, the boys were able to beat out Bishop O’Dowd with a score of 101.5. Austin Fields won the high jump and Trojans took second in the 1,600 meter race, shot put, and triple jump.
“Everyone competed well in every event and that was what got us to beat O’Dowd,” said distance coach Dino Cardiasmenos. “With the girls, we had really good marks but we still couldn’t overtake them.”
The girls ended with a score of 95.5 and took second place in the league, with the help of senior Allanah Lee, who secured first place in the 100 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, triple jump and long jump.
“I wanted to go out with the championship in all four of my events for the last league championship in high school,” said Lee. She amassed 24 points for the team as well as running her season’s best time in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 46.03 seconds. “I tried to go out with a bang and that’s what I did,” said Lee.
Many athletes competing at this meet were freshmen and sophomores who advanced to varsity after placing top three in their events.
The Trojans also won championships in both boys and girls frosh-soph divisions. On the boys team, Miles Bennett won the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Elijah Washington, Collin Thompson and Rylan Boyd won two events each. Other event winners included Enrico Giovannoni and Marcus Miller.
Girls event winners included Emily Xu, Leikela Lunt, Josephine Taylor, Alyssa Tung, Chloe Platz, and both the 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams.