By Dupé Aleru|March 12, 2011|5:16 a.m.
Following the Howard Edelman Inter-Squad Meet (a fun meet for family and friends) held on Mar. 3, the BHHS Track Team headed to Downey days later on Mar. 5 to compete in the Downey Relays.
Getting to the meet seemed to be a challenge as the bus failed to arrive on time to pick up the track team, costing the sprint medley relays their races. Fortunately, a little shake in the teams schedule did not hold them back, allowing the team to end the meet with many medals at hand, bringing the glory back to Beverly Hills.
What were the highlights of the meet? Well that must be the girls’ Frosh-Soph team running in the Varsity 4x400m relay where Chelsea Simmons, Allison Wolff, Elena Rust and Vanessa Torres took first place, with an official time of 4:24.02— which is in the all-time #3 spot at Beverly, for a Frosh-Soph team.
In addition, Beverly High’s girls’ distance runners Brianna Simmons, Lily Ting, Ashley Bootesaz and Sydney Gray ran the sprint relay 4x200m coming in 4th place, bringing in a time of 1:54.47. The girls’ Frosh-Soph team ran in the 4x200 Varsity race as well, taking in 6th overall with a time of 1:54.68 (unofficially). Finally, the boys Varsity team that consists of Ariel Nasib, Frank Brown, Joel Steinberg and Willie Green took 2nd in their heat (but overall did not medal) with a time of 1:34.85 (unofficially).
For more information about BHHS Track, the coaches or the TF Records, visit www.bhhstrack.com.
Stay tune for BHHS stats on today's meet in Culver City.