Track And Field Sets The Bar High


Jessica Funes

Nicole Funes, Reporter

Looking to defend their Central Valley Conference championship, the track and field team comes in with high expectations.

Pre-conference meets set the stage for the NorCal and State Finals in May. Coach Kenny Jackson likes his team’s chances.

“These events will be tone setters,” Jackson said. “There are a lot of programs in the state that look at themselves and say we don’t have a shot to win the championship, but we do have a shot.”

At the Sunbird invitational in Fresno, Jamal Britt placed first in 110 hurdles. Semaj Taylor grabbed two thirds in the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Ismael Ramirez won the 1500 meter race and David Roderick captured second in the 800. The 4X400 relay team of Xavier Byrd, Nathan Friginette, Jamal Britt, and Jeriel Thomas took first place medals.

In Modesto, at the Jack Albani Invitational, Britt sprinted to second in the 200 and 400 meter races. Friginette took third in the 400, Taylor grabbed a third in the 100 and Cameron Haynes added a fourth in the shot put.

This weekend, the squad splits and travels to San Mateo for the Bob Rush Invitational and to Bakersfield for the BC Relays.