|BHHS Track Club|
By Dupé Aleru|February 28, 2011|8:32 a.m.
They’re back! Beverly High’s Track Club sure knows how to begin the Track and Field season. Led by Coach Jeff Fisher, fourteen Beverly boys and girls track athletes competed in the State Indoor Invite held in Fresno last weekend, taking home 2nd place for both the boys and girls 4x800 meter relays.
The teams ran “unattached” (not part of CIF) for the Beverly Hills Track Club, as a preseason meet to help them prepare themselves for the season, which started this week.
The boys’ team that consists of Alex Rohani, Nick Harper, Chanan Batra and Josh Galen took second place in the 4x800 m relay with a time of 8:25.1, finishing behind Carlmont High School (of Belmont, CA in Northern California) who took first place with a time of 8:23.71.
With the second place win, the event now places Beverly’s performance in the number two spot at BHHS. Considering that the meet was ran indoors- times are usually slower due to the banked indoor track and shorter distance per lap, meaning more turns to run- Beverly athletes goes to show that they competed like any other meet, running at their best. In addition, Beverly boys beat Gahr (the pre-favorite) who placed third and Fairfield in fourth.
To amplify the victory, the Beverly girls’ team that consists of Sydney Gray, Ashley Bootesasz, Jessica Robert and Brianna Simmons also took second place in the 4x800m relay with a time of 10:58.85. Rio Mesa high school took first with a time of 10:38.30. Beverly and Rio were the only two teams to break 11 minutes. The girls finished ahead of Colony, who took third, Ventura in fourth and Fountain Valley in fifth- all top teams.
For more information about BHHS Track team, visit www.bhhstrack.com.