photo courtesy of Robin Haight

Four meets into the season, track and field had one state qualifier, one finals qualifier, three regional qualifiers, 42 conference qualifiers and won 25 events.

“We just started competing after spring break and so far the team is off to a great start,” track and field coach Clifford Wong said. “I felt great. It was a great start for everyone.”

The season opener tri-meet was held on March 30 against Falls Church High School and Wakefield High School. It was a successful start for both the boys and girls teams, with the girls winning the tri-meet with a score of 123 points, 97 above Wakefield and 99 above Falls Church.

“I enjoyed it because I was running with my friend, so we pushed each other,” freshman Suchi Sudarshan said.

On April 2 at the Dunbar Crimson Tide Invitational, sophomore Heather Holt and senior Alex Haight both broke school records. Holt won the 3200 meter run and qualified for states with a school and meet record time of 10:59.33. Haight won the 2,000 meter steeplechase with a school record time of 6:34.38.

With the season just beginning, athletes are looking forward to future meets, and senior Jade James is hoping to make the most of her last season.

“I don’t really know what to expect from this season, but I just want to go out with a bang and get my times down,” James said.