BFMS Track & Field runs for the finish

By staff writer Peter Brady

This year’s track & field season has wrapped up, with Bay Farm athletes making a great showing at the citywide championships.

Going into the track finals at the College of Alameda May 28, Bay Farm 6th graders were dominating. Qualifying teams in the relay events were the Boys 4x100m Relay A team of sixth graders, the Girls 4x100m Relay A and B teams of sixth graders, and both Boys 4x400m A teams of 6th and 7th graders.

The track athletes at the city championships

The track athletes at the city championships. Photo by Joni Reynolds

Individual track qualifiers included:

  • 7th grader Hagos Worrede and 8th grader Marcus Roizen in the Boys Mile Run
  • 7th grader Connor Lynch as an alternate in the Boys 200m
  • Olivia Liuson, Kaylee Kim, Khai Ly Tran in the Girls 200m, with Mia Bazo and Zoe Spencer as alternates (all 6th graders)
  • 6th graders John Burton and Albert Le, 7th graders Kyle Wonzen and Mitch Tansey, and 8th grader Dominic Pope in the Boys 100m
  • 6th graders Zelinda Strell, Olivia Liuson, Kaylee Kim, Khai Ly Tran, Mia Bazo and AnshitaLakshmish in the Girls 100m, with 7th grader Megan Tansey as alternate
  • 6th graders Oliver Cantal and Quinn Dooley in the Boys 400m
  • 6th grader Zelinda Strell in the Girls 400m
  • 6th graders Danny Ross and Malcolm Fooks in the Boys 800m
Rowan Esquer won the 8th grade Girls Shot Put in the city championships

Rowan Esquer won the 8th grade Girls Shot Put in the city championships

Going into the field finals at Encinal High School on May 29, 6th graders were again dominating. Individual field qualifiers included:

  • 6th graders John B, Quinn Dooley, Malcolm Fooks and Jacob Kim, and 8th grader Dominic Pope, in the Boys Long Jump
  • 6th grader Heather Yeung as an alternate in the Girls Long Jump
  • 8th grader Rowan Esquer and 6th grader Mia Bazo in the Girls Shot Put
  • 7th grader Peter Brady and 6th graders John Burton, Jacob Kim and Albert Le in the Boys Shot Put

In the championships, several athletes scored personal bests in shot put and the running long jump, including Albert Le, Malcolm Fooks, Dominic Pope and Heather Yeung.

Though most final championship results were not officially in by press time, it was known that in Girls Shot Put, 8th grader Rowan Esquer won first place overall in her age division; and Oliver Cantal was first overall for Boys 400 Meter. In the Girls 4×100 Relay, the 6th grade team (Zelinda Strell, Mia Bazo, Kaylee Kim, and Olivia Liuson), came in third overall. In the Boys 4×400 Relay, the 6th grade team (Kolton Kimura, Justin Wong, Quinn Dooley, and Oliver Cantal) was first overall. For the 7th grade team (Connor Lynch, Kyle Wonzen, Mitchell Tansey, and Hagos Worrede) came in second overall.

Peter Brady competed in the finals in shot put

Peter Brady competed in the finals in shot put

Dominic Pope was first in his heat for Boy’s 100 Meter, but no final places have been officially announced at press time. In the Girl’s 100 Meter, Kaylee Kim was first in her heat, again with no final results.

8th grader Dominic Pope will be awarded the Jack Capon Award for showing leadership, sportsmanship, and citizenship on a daily basis.