Irvington track sweeps Mission

Annika Yong, Staff Writer

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On Mar. 23, the Irvington track and field team dominated Mission in all four divisions, winning 109-23 in male JV, 112-20 in female JV, 100-36 in male Varsity, and 87-46 in female Varsity. Irvington track and field athletes won the majority of the events in the track meet with numerous athletes placing first and breaking personal records in multiple events, prevailing over Mission by a huge margin overall.

Natasha Tehrani (9), who won all four of her events – long jump, triple jump, pole vault and high jump – was satisfied with her result in her second meet, and hopes to improve throughout the season. Tehrani won the JV long jump and triple jump event by finishing 15 feet and 31.7 feet respectively.

“I think I hit my goal in the long jump and triple jump,” said Tehrani. “But I hope to do better in other events.”

Anvitha Shoroff (10), who also competed in four events, gained a valuable experience. Shoroff won the 200 meter event, finishing in 29.59 seconds. She also placed second in the 100 meter JV event, falling short by only 0.02 seconds.

“I think there are many things I could have done better and I learned that I need to push myself to my limits,” Shoroff said. “This track meet gave me motivation to train harder for future events.”

Before athletes competed in their events, Irvington teammates would cheer on them to fuel their motivation and confidence.

“A lot of us showed great sportsmanship and camaraderie to our rival school,”said team captain Riley Sasaki (12). “The team is expected to improve a lot this year since we have some great talent across all events and could potentially have more school records to be broken as we get deeper into the season.”

I think we’ve met over our expectations so far with our 9th and 10th graders, and with our upper class right where we thought.” said Coach Wayne Stone. “ I believe we’re much faster on the track and they score most in throws and some jumps. We just need to work some of our little thing like, foot placement, stride performance, handoffs and smoother throws.”

The male and female Junior Varsity both have an undefeated record of 3-0, while the male and female Varsity have an overall record of 2-1 so far.