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Female Upperclassman Athlete of the Year: Megan Tall

Female Underclassmen of the year Megan Tall drive to the goal.

Tara Lawrence, Business Manager

May 22, 2013

"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

The sight from a jumper's eyes at Gunn High School's jumping pit, a vision no longer available for the long and triple jumpers at the Palo Alto High School track.

Paul Bienaimé

April 26, 2013

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

Victor Du ('13) helped lead the boys' Paly jumping to a 5-0 record this year.

Charlotte Biffar and Sammy Solomon

April 26, 2013

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

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...

Brief: Floreal takes two top-four finishes in track CIF Finals; 4×100 team finishes seventh

E.J. Floreal ('13) blasts to the finish line of the 100 meter dash completing the race with the first place time of 10.81.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

June 2, 2012

Paly closed out its historic season at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Track and Field State Championships today with two top-four finishes in the individual sprinting events. E.J. Floreal ('13) took fourth in the boys' 100-meter dash today in the sub-100 degrees Fahrenheit heat with...

Liveblog: 2012 CIF States Track and Field

Nikolai Solgaard ('12) attempts to pass a contender in the 800 meter race. Solgaard came in third place this race.

Hilda Huang, Staff writer

June 1, 2012

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

Jayshawn Gates-Mouton ('13), Tremaine Kirkman ('12), and EJ Floreal ('13) race in the 100 meter dash. All three will continue to the CCS Semifinals meet.

Nora Rosati, Nikolai Solgaard, Editor-in-Chief, Staff Writer

May 11, 2012

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

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’ and boys’ track and field beats Saratoga, 89-31 and 110-16

Nora Rosati, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2012

Girls’ and boys’ track and field crushed Saratoga high school this Thursday at the home track, 89-31 and 110-16, respectively. This was the last dual meet of the season. The girls’ took a lead from the very beginning when Saratoga forfeited the 4x100 meter relay.  For the first event they competed...

Boys’ track and field beats Lynbrook 100-27

Nora Rosati, staff writer

April 14, 2012

Boys’ track and field beat Lynbrook high school 100-27 this Thursday on the home field. The meet started out with five free points for the 4x100 meter relay, which Lynbrook had no team for. The Vikings proceeded to earn their keep with the 1600 meter race, where Nikolai Solgaard (‘12) and Ben...

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