Sophomore Serajh Esmail wins the 200-meter race. (Photo courtesy of Esmail)

Track and field team competes in first league meet

The track team competed at their first league meet Delta High School on April 30.

Other schools attending were Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Delta and Woodland Christian.

Sophomore Serajh Esmail won both the 100-meter and the 200-meter races. Esmail went into the meet having the second fastest time for the  200-meter.

Esmail said as he was watching the students run the relays before he competed, he was worried because everyone was so fast.

“But I beat the fastest runners by over one second,” Esmail said. “I beat my personal record for the 200.”

Esmail finished the 100 in 12.18 seconds and the 200 in 24.95 seconds.

Sophomore Elinor Hilton and senior Charlie Johnson competed in the 300-meter hurtle for the first time.

Johnson won the 400-meter, finishing in one minute and four seconds.

“(Coach Nick Domich) suggested I do it, because I did gymnastics, so he thought I would do well,” Hilton said.

In the 400-meter Hilton placed last .

Senior Abigail Pantoja competed in the 100-meter and 200-meter as well.

Pantoja originally joined the team just for fun, she said. She wasn’t planning on actually entering any meets.

“I just wanted the exercise,” Pantoja said.

Pantoja placed second to last.

“It was a positive meet considering it was a hot day and everything,” Domich said. “We actually had all nine of them show up, which was a plus.”

Senior Ryan Ho, freshman Austin Talamantes,  and sophomores Adam Ketchum and Zoe Dym also participated.

Domich said the meet boosted the team’s confidence because they normally place at the bottom.

On Wednesday, May 14, the team will compete against the same schools at the league championship.

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