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Female Upperclassman Athlete of the Year: Megan Tall

Female Upperclassman Athlete of the Year: Megan Tall

Tara Lawrence, Business Manager
May 22, 2013
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Spring Sports, Top Stories

"I was that kid that played every sport," Megan Tall (‘14)  said, speaking of her childhood, “I played softball and basketball but... I’m more talented with my feet.” “Talented with her feet” is one way to put it. Tall has played varsity soccer and run track since sophomore year– two...

Life under the sand

Life under the sand

Paul Bienaimé
April 26, 2013
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Track & Field

Imagine playing baseball with no field or water polo with no pool. For the Paly track and field team’s jumpers, this inconvenience became a reality this year. When construction on the new bleachers around the football field hit a snag, Paly’s new jumping pits were not completed in time for the spring...

Hops on hops on hops

Hops on hops on hops

Charlotte Biffar and Sammy Solomon
April 26, 2013
Filed under Features, Profiles, Top Stories, Track & Field

At the start of the spring sports season, most members of the Palo Alto High School track team hit the ground running. However, the Paly jumpers, those track members who participate in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump, could be seen just walking. “So far we’ve barely started jumping thi...

2012 London Olympics preview

2012 London Olympics preview

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
June 22, 2012
Filed under Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls, Features, Gymnastics, Pro Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field, Volleyball, Winter Sports

The Viking will provide online, Twitter and Facebook updates on Paly's Olympic hopefuls and Olympians beginning Monday, June 25 at the 2012 USA Swimming and Diving Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebr. until the Aug. 12 closing ceremonies at the 2012 London Olympics.  When the countdown clock in Trafa...

Liveblog: 2012 CIF States Track and Field

Liveblog: 2012 CIF States Track and Field

Hilda Huang, Staff writer
June 1, 2012
Filed under Spring Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field

Note: The most updated information will be listed at the top of the page. You can also see the unabridged results at the RecordTiming results page. Finals 9:01 p.m.: Sarah Baxter ('13) of Simi Valley wins the girls' 3200-meter run with a time of 10:12.00. 8:56 p.m.: Noel Frazier ('12) of C...

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, 2012
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, 2012
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’...

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

Nikolai Solgaard, Grant Shorin, Staff Writers
March 23, 2012
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 ...

Column: Track’s new fastest-man-gets-last rule

Column: Track’s new fastest-man-gets-last rule

Nikolai Solgaard, Staff Writer
September 7, 2011
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports

Bam! The most anticipated event of the IAAF World Championships exploded out of the barrel of the starting gun. Crouched like tigers, the fastest men on the planet shoot out of their blocks. Bam! another shot is fired, one of them has pounced too early. Usain Bolt is well clear of his opposition, b...

Helen Butler: Female Athelete of 2010-2011

Helen Butler: Female Athelete of 2010-2011

Anne Hildebrand, Copy Editor
May 31, 2011
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...

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