Track strides at the Don Green Invitational


Emily Montalvo

Sprinters Seniors Ashlyn Holland, Valerie Montalvo, Kiara Aguilar, Juniors Emily Nguyen and Jennifer Sanchez, along with Freshman Katie Ju taking a nap right after they had just finished running the girls 100 meter dash.

Emily Montalvo, Editor-in-Chief

The track and field team attended the annual Don Green Memorial Invitational on March 3 and  4 at Moorpark High School and came back with some major wins. For the boy’s varsity 3200 meter run, senior Noah De la rionda placed second with of 9:07.16, and senior Jonah Bazerkanian placed third with a time of 9:08.13. In the girl’s frosh/soph pole vault, sophomore Nadia Smith placed first with a height of 8’3″ (eight feet and 3 inches). For the boy’s frosh/soph triple jump, sophomore Clarence Tuazon placed fourth with 35-00.25 as his final marks. Our frosh/soph girls 4 X 100 meter relay team took second place with a time of 53.80. For the frosh/soph boys 800 meter run, sophomore Aaron Ontiveros took third place overall with a time of 2:18.31.

For the girl’s frosh/soph 100 meter dash freshman Olivia Kirk took first place with a time of 12.98, and Kirk also placed second in the Girl’s Frosh/Soph 200 Meter Dash with a time of 27.01. For the girl’s frosh/soph 400 meter dash, senior Crystal Bateman took second place with a time of 68.34, and freshman Jade East took fourth place with a time of 69.18. Our frosh/soph girl’s 800 Sprint Medley team took second place with a time of 2:02.97.  Our varsity girl’s 800 sprint medley team took third with a time of 2:03.96. For the varsity girl’s long jump, junior Quincie Richards took first place with 16-10.75 as her final marks, and Richards also placed first in the girl’s varsity triple jump with 35-00.75 as her final marks. In the girl’s varsity pole vault, junior Ava Hermansen placed second with a height of 10’04” (ten feet and 4 inches).

The invitational was split between two days, Friday for distance and Saturday for sprints and field events. 48 schools competed at the Don Green Memorial Invitational this year. After the 100-meter dash, sprinters were tired from waking up so early, with the meet starting at 8:30 in the morning. Some runners took naps in between their races and their events.