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Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

April 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Soccer - Girls, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Track & Field

When looking at a Paly roster, sometimes it catches the eye that two players have the same last name, and it turns out that they are siblings on the same varsity team. These two brothers or sisters have something special between them because they are on the same Paly team. Famous sibling athletes...

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 makes Paly history winning CCS championship title; individual girls’ place seventh

Boys’ track and field makes Paly history winning CCS championship title; individual girls’ place seventh

Nikolai Solgaard, Staff writer

May 26, 2012


Filed under Top Stories, Track & Field

Boys’ track and field made history last night at Gilroy High School, winning Paly’s first ever Central Coast Section (CCS) championship title. The Vikings had a total of eight boys qualified to compete in this meet.  Paly was represented in the 4x100-meter relay, the 4x400-meter relay, the 100 and...

Inside the Mind of E.J. Floreal’s 100 Meter Dash

Annie Susco, Video Editor

May 17, 2012


Filed under Videos

E.J. Floreal has the fastest hundred meter dash in California with a time of 10.52. Here is a video of what goes through the mind of the 6'4, top-ranked, sprinter from Palo Alto High School, before, during, and directly after his race. In the race featured in the video, E.J. ran a 10.61, breaking the...

Brief: Girls’ track and field defeats Lynbrook

Nikolai Solgaard, Grant Shorin, Staff Writers

May 2, 2012


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...

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, 2012


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 ...

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...

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

Charlie Kelsey and Brandon Dukovic, staff writer

May 4, 2011


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...

Life in the fast lane

Life in the fast lane

Shannon Scheel, Staff Writer

April 16, 2011


Filed under Features, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field, Volume 4 Issue 5

Picture a hurdle.  A barrier.  A blockade between the impossible and possible; an object separating the domains of failure and success, of champion and second best. Conquering a hurdle requires complete fearlessness, a burst of speed and a solid jump. Mastering these components is a challenge in itself,...

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