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April 11, 2024

On the track and on the field

Track and field insight on successes and events
zadie perez

   Track and field is a sport in which student athletes participate in different running, jumping and throwing contests.In addition, they also participate in events such as the high jump, pole vault, discus throwing and track, 1600-meter run, 100-meter hurdles and six field events. Track and field has been offered here at Sanger high for a total of 109 years at Sanger High School. Track and field is offered to students in the spring semester of school from January through May. Students Even though it takes place in the spring, conditioning starts earlier

     “In the fall, conditioning and practice officially begins after winter break,” says Daniel Galrez. Sanger High’s track and field has had many different successes over the years which has continued into 2024. 

     “The team has won multiple league championships and has had many athletes qualify to the exclusive California State meet,” says Brian Penner. 

      Just in a year, Sanger High’s track and field team had jumped to new heights for pole vault. 

     “Our most singular individual accomplishment is Atianna Marquez’s near-school record pole vault mark of 11 ‘6″ last week at the Sanger Easter Classic,” says Penner. 

       Atianna Marquez explains the success she had at pole vault along with mentioning her score for the success of “100 meters- 12.50 seconds,” says Marquez. 

    The runners of the holding time for this year were Daniel Galvez, a senior distance runner. Also succeeding for the track and field is Chloe Lopez, a senior sprinter for Sanger’s field section as well as Nathan Velasquez, a senior thrower improving in their times and distances from last year. 

     “Last year I ran 4:24 in the mile, 12:06 in the 800 and 10:24 in the 2 mile. This year I’ve run 4:20, 1: 57 and 9:30,” says Galvez. The athletes have had a lot of training with coaches and on their own time.  

     “Our track and field athletes train very hard and with attention to detail in their events. Their preparation helps them to compete at a high level at meets throughout the season,” says Penner. 

     Individual and team success was the goal for the student athletes who took time for the sport itself. The way the athletes will say they succeeded is by being humble in their motivation to succeed.pole vault, athlete says by  “Hard work, great coaches, lots of reps,” it will help for the successes of the track and field. The Sanger High’s track and field team will continue to participate in meets at home until they are done with the three major meets of the year. 

     “Our team will host three important meets in the next month and a half: The Sanger Metric Classic on April 19, The CMAC Championships on May 2, The CIF Central Section Division 1 Championships on May 10,” says Penner. 


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Evaney Gutierrez
Evaney Gutierrez, Digital Managing Editor
 Evaney Gutierrez is a 17 year old senior at Sanger High School, and plans on taking on a career of fine arts and maybe a studies of biology as well, although she is indecisive of the college to attend . Gutierrez loves taking pictures and learning lots of new things and writing about the subjects she discovers. Gutierrez was a former journalist for highlights in 2023 as a reporter, but this year she is a Digital Managing Editor looking over the aspects of social media designs and the website. In  her free time likes to play the bass and hang out with friends, she also enjoys making new friends. Her favorite color is red and her favorite subject in school is English. Gutierez comes from a big family as well, she has four sisters and one brother. Gutierrrez's favorite family time is field trips and game nights. Gutierrez is excited to be a part of the highlights staff  for her last year at Sanger High.  
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