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Brief: 10 track athletes advance to CCS finals

Brief: 10 track athletes advance to CCS finals

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
May 19
Filed under Spring Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field

Paly has qualified 10 athletes for the Central Coast Section (CCS) Championship finals at today's CCS semifinal meet in Gilroy. In the running disciplines, the winner of each heat advances, as well as those with the next four fastest times. In the field events, the top eight scores qualify for the finals. E.J....

Boys’ track and field place first at SCVAL qualifier meet; girls’ place fourth

Boys’ track and field place first at SCVAL qualifier meet; girls’ place fourth

Nora Rosati, Nikolai Solgaard, Editor-in-Chief, Staff Writer
May 11
Filed under Top Stories, Track & Field

Boys’ and girls’ track and field competed at the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) qualifier meet this Friday at Santa Clara High School. Boys’ placed first with a 57 point lead over 13 other teams; girls’ placed fourth with 41 points. The boys’ began with a win in the 4x100 meter...

Track and field dominates in the De Anza League finals meet: boys’ placed first, girls’ placed second

Track and field dominates in the De Anza League finals meet: boys’ placed first, girls’ placed second

Anne Hildebrand, Grant Shorin, Nikolai Solgaard, Nora Rosati, Staff Writers, Editor-in-Chief
May 3
Filed under Top Stories, Track & Field

The Palo Alto High School track and field team dominated the De Anza League finals meet today at the Los Altos track. The boys’ placed first overall with a total of 193 points; the girls’ placed second with 79 points. Nine meet records were broken between the girls’ and boys’ team. The boys’...

Brief: Girls’ track and field defeats Lynbrook

Nikolai Solgaard, Grant Shorin, Staff Writers
May 2
Filed under Track & Field

The girls’ track and field team defeated Lynbrook at home, 76-51. The Lady Vikes got out to a early lead, winning the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 50.25 seconds. Katy Foug (‘15) added five more points for the Vikes, after finishing first in the 1600 meter run in 5:19.84 minutes. Torie...

Girls’ track and field defeats Los Altos, 78-44

Nikolai Solgaard, Grant Shorin, Staff Writers
March 23
Filed under Spring Sports, Track & Field

Paly girls’ track and field beat Los Altos Eagles, 78-44 Thursday at Los Altos High School. The day started off poorly for the Vikings, as the 4x100 meter relay was disqualified due to a failed hand off. However, the Los Altos relay team was also disqualified, so after the first event the score was ...

Paly boys’ track and field beats Los Altos, 70-52

Paly boys’ track and field beats Los Altos, 70-52

Nora Rosati, Staff writer
March 22
Filed under Spring Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field

Paly boys’ track and field beat Los Altos high school 70-52 this Thursday at the Los Altos field on a windy afternoon. The Vikings had a discouraging start with a disqualification for a lane technicality in the 4x100 meter relay. This resulted in a five point deficit for Paly. “We made  a lot of ...

Boys’ track and field beats Mountain View

Nora Rosati, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Track & Field

Paly boys’ varsity beat Mountain View High School today at the home track for the first dual meet of the season. The last encounter with the Spartans proved disappointing; the Vikings lost the 2011 dual meet. “This is our toughest meet of the year,” Lucas Brooks (‘12) said. The Vikings...

Helen Butler: Female Athelete of 2010-2011

Helen Butler: Female Athelete of 2010-2011

Anne Hildebrand, Copy Editor
May 31
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Profiles, Soccer - Girls, Track & Field

Though all of Paly’s athletes are extremely important to their teams, the defensive players often are overlooked. The glory goes to the offensive players and the teams who win championships.  But on teams that are struggling, there is sometimes a star player who keeps the team’s hope alive. The...

Vikings Girls Varsity Track sends three runners to De Anza League Finals

Charlie Kelsey and Brandon Dukovic, staff writer
May 4
Filed under Track & Field

The Palo Alto Vikings Girls Varsity Track team saw 3 of its athletes advance to the finals of the SCVAL De Anza League yesterday at the De Anza League trials, under the scorching sun at Gunn High School. Josie Butler (13’), Pippa Raffel (14’) and Torie Nielsen (12’) all sprinted their way to qualification...

The Mentality of Quality Training

The Mentality of Quality Training

Skylar Dorosin, Staff Writer
April 19
Filed under Features, Swimming - Girls, Track & Field, Volume 4 Issue 5

There is no textbook for training nor specific set of instructions for coaches on how to condition their athletes for top performance.  Coaches usually divide up their athletes into long and short distance competitors and create quality or quantity based training programs depending on the athlete’s...

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