Track and Field advances to Regionals

Emma Crosa , staff

After an overall victory for the track and field team at districts, the team will now be competing at regionals this Friday, April 27th. The team competed in many events, but some runners excelled.

The top four of each category would move onto the regionals. Sophomore Olivia Fraga won first place overall for the 400 meter dash, with a time of 59.61, followed by senior, Monique Candela with a time of 1:00:85. Candela also placed third place in the 200 meter dash with 26.97.

“I’m glad that this year I was able to compete in district since last year we couldn’t because of Covid-19,”Olivia Fraga said.

Senior Ana Rodriguez placed fourth in the 800m run, and junior Sofi Martiez placed fourth in the 1600m. Sofi Martinez also placed third in the 3200m run.

For the hurdlers, which included junior Victoria Avila, Jessica DaSilva, and sophomore Sophia Cortina, all qualified for both the 100m hurdle and the 300m hurdle.

“I am very thankful we still got to have a season with Covid. Even with all the changes I would say districts were equally as fun as the others, our coaches did an amazing job this year,” said DaSilva, who participated in the 100m hurdle, 300m hurdle, and long jump.

Along with Da Silva, senior Madison Barquet also qualified for the long jump.

The 4×400 and 4×800 meter teams both won first place, and they will also be advancing to regionals.

For the field events, Mariana Rionda qualified for high jump, long jump, and triple jump, placing first, second, and second.

Mia Iglesias qualified for high Jump and triple jump. Victoria Avila also qualified for triple jump.

Junior Mia Izquierdo will compete in pole vault, senior Alyssa Cruz in javelin and discus as well as Sofia Santacruz in discus and shot put, will both be moving on to regionals. Senior Solange Aguero will also compete in the shot put.

The team’s hard work paid off, but now girls are now training harder than ever to place at the regionals in order to advance to States.