Track team finishes off season strong

Claire Fahy

The track team finished its season strong at the Bay Counties League Championship Meet at Chabot College on May 15 with freshman Jane Stephens and junior Julianna Wetmore both qualifying for North Coast Section championship.

“There is a handful of moments during a season where something clicks in an athlete’s mind,” said Coach Susan Kang. “He or she sees what you and so many others see in the sport. Moments like these make it all worth the effort.”

The effort paid off for Stephens and Wetmore, who came second and third, respectively, in the 800 meter race to qualify for NCS, with Wetmore claiming 8th place and Stephens coming in 10th in the NCS round. Stephens also qualified for the 1600-meter race in NCS, where she posted a time of 5:55.

The girls track team consists of seven runners – two freshmen, three juniors, and two seniors.

“We have a really nice balance between veteran experience and youthful enthusiasm,” said coach Michael Buckley.

Senior Maggie Flannery set new school records in the 400-and-200 meter races in her debut performance at the BCL Championship to top off her first and last track season.