Track team hits the ground running

By Christopher Wootton

The most popular Bay Farm sport, track and field, is finally here! It was voted the best Bay Farm School sport in an early poll, and it looks like people are excited.

This year Mrs. Joni Reynolds, the previous track coach, co-coached for the first time. She worked with Mr. David Stebbins, the new P.E. teacher at Bay Farm. She seemed optimistic about the change, but wished she could be with the team. She said, “This is the first time I’ve had to have an assistant coach and it’s killing me.” She also said, “Mr. Stebbins is doing an excellent job being the man on the field.”

Both coaches were also happy about this year’s team. Stebbins said, “I’m super happy about the team and it seems good at the long distance stuff. It looks like we’re going to dominate in the mile and the 800.”

The team featured a strong mix of veterans and newbies, and they certainly hit the ground running. As Mrs. Reynolds and Mr. Stebbins predicted, the Bay Farm team did very well. In track they dominated in long distance events  with the following results:

Mile Run:

1st Place, 8th grade boys- Carlo G. 4:59 (A new Alameda Mile Run Record!)

3rd Place, 8th grade boys- Hugh S.

5th Place, 8th grade boys- Ben W.

4th Place, 8th grade girls- Sofia C.

5th Place, 7th grade boys- Maksim M.

800 m. run:

1st Place, 8th grade boys- Carlo G.

2nd Place, 8th grade boys- Hugh S.

4th Place, 8th grade boys- Ben W.

2nd Place, 8th grade girls- Giselle M.

1st Place, 6th grade boys- Julian M.

400 m. run/dash:

4th Place, 6th grade boys- Christopher W.

We also did very well in the shorter dashes.

100 m. dash:

3rd place, 6th grade boys- Zachary P.

5th place, 8th grade boys- Ryan R.

200 m. dash:

1st place, 6th grade boys- Zachary P.

4th place, 6th grade boys- Mathew Y.

5th place, 6th grade boys- Christopher W.

Finally, in track the relay teams also set records.

4 x 200 m. relay:

1st place, 6th grade boys (For the first time in Bay Farm History!)-

-Zachary P.

-Mathew Y.

-Christopher W.

-Julian M.

5th place, 8th grade boys-

-Ryan C.

-Hugh S.

-Lucas C.

-Ken V.

8th place, 8th grade girls-

-Sofie F.

-Mia W.

Bay Farm had similar successes in field events.

Shot Put:

1st place, 6th grade boys- Brandon C.

2nd place, 6th grade boys- Nicholas F.

4th place, 6th grade boys- Micah K.

4th place, 8th grade girls- Madison C.

Mini Javelin:

1st place, 6th grade boys- Zachary P.

1st place, 8th grade girls- Madison C.

2nd place, 8th grade girls- Sofie F.

3rd place, 8th grade boys- Puru G.

4th place, 8th grade boys- Ken V.

Running Long Jump:

1st place, 8th grade girls- Sopie F.

3rd place, 8th grade boys- Ken V.

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