Frosh Trio Post Record Track Times

Amanda Young, Business Editor

3 new track and field athletes, freshmen Sara Tabibian, Kyrstin Wilson, and Emily Hatch, have already made their mark on the sport, posting performances worthy of the Campolindo all-time school-record lists in their 1st high school season.

Tabibian has landed the 5th-fastest 300 meter hurdle mark in school history, running 46.63 seconds at the West Coast Relays in Clovis on March 30.

In the 1600 meter relay, Hatch, Tabibian, Wilson, and Maddy Doane’s time of 4:04.62 at the same meet was good enough for the 4th slot on the record list.

“It was a really cool opportunity, and there were a lot of good competitors there,” said Wilson of the West Coast Relays meet.

Hatch, Wilson, Doane, and sophomore Terryal Bell clocked 49.62 seconds for the 400 meter relay on April 13 in their meet against Northgate, finishing just shy of the school record.

According to head coach Chuck Woolridge, Hatch distinguished herself as being a “very talented, versatile athlete” at the team’s initial event testing; Wilson was 1 of their top performers in the 300 meter sprint race; and Tabibian is an “integral member of both [the] 4×1 and 4×4 relay teams” as well as their top 300 meter hurdler.

Doane, a veteran of the track team, has been excited to work with the new freshman talent. “Just from this season, they’ve all put up great times, and they show really great potential for the next 3 years of high school,” she said. “I’ve just had a great experience working with them because they’re very sweet and obviously they’re freshmen so they’re new to this, but they’re so ready to learn and to take every opportunity they can to get better.”

Woolridge added that it is fortunate the 3 girls have Doane as a role model this year.  Doane “has set 2 school records and really demonstrates what it means to be performing at the highest level in our sport.”

Woolridge has high expectations for the freshmen in the post season. “Emily and Sara are going to be on the varsity 4×1 and varsity 4×4 relays, which have the potential to qualify for the Meet of Champions and even the State Championships,” he said. “Their role on those squads is critical if they want to advance.”

Overall, Woolridge believes that their early success will benefit the team for years to come. “I think that the core group of freshmen that we have this year bodes well for the health of the program moving forward,” he said.