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Track starts off with a great stride

Victor Bloden
RCHS track athlete competes in pole vaulting at their first league meet at Los Osos high school.

Track season has officially started, and Rancho Cucamonga High School held its 5th annual Cucamonga Kickoff Classic on March 9. This is a Varsity and Frosh-Soph event, and 28 schools participated. The event was held at RCHS and it was a great opportunity to showcase their team’s talent before the league started.

“After this meet, I feel very confident going into this season,” freshman Myles Easterday said. “We have a lot of talented runners and I think overall we’ll have a great season.”

The team had 10 days to prepare before their first league meet on March 19, 2024, when they traveled to Los Osos for their first league competition. 

This overall was a great meet for Rancho. Boys took first place in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters, 1600 meter, 3200 meters, 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, 4×100-meter relay, 4×400 meter relay, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, and shot put.

Girls took first in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters, 1600 meters, 100 meter hurdles, 4×100 meter relay, 4×400 meter relay, high jump, long jump, and triple long jump.

Many of the athletes who competed obtained personal records, and placed very high.

Rancho dominated over Los Osos the whole meet. Varsity boys received higher ranks with a record of 103-33, and won their open 43-16. Varsity girls placed better in ranking with 95-40, and won their open 44-11.

All the meets they have participated in have resulted in good outcomes for RCHS, but they are still looking for ways to improve.

“We’ve been preparing for league for a long time,” freshman Syrus Zhong said. “We train hard every day and it’s really paying off.”

Most of the athletes in track do it to prepare for their next season in other sports such as football, basketball, and soccer because it keeps them in good condition. 

“I really enjoy track and the cross-country events that get me ready for next season,” freshman Cynthia Gamil said. “It’s a love-hate relationship but in the end it keeps me in shape and it’s something I can do with my friends.”

Their next meet is Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Make sure to be there to cheer on your Cougars!

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Regan Wright
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Regan Wright is a freshman at RCHS, and is a previous editor for her middle school’s yearbook.  Wright is a first year staff reporter, and although new to Journalism, she has experience with writing and taking photos.  Wright plays soccer and loves to keep up to date with all the sports events at RCHS.  Along with her passion for soccer, she also loves to dive deep into the world of criminology, and loves all things horror.

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Kelsey Smith is a freshman at RCHS, and this is her first year in journalism. Smith is very interested in writing arts and thoroughly enjoys the stories she creates. She is looking forward to her freshman year spent meeting new people and writing stories for The Cat’s Eye. Outside of school, Smith loves to listen to music, watch TV, play sports, video games, travel, and hang out with friends. 

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