Senior Serajh Esmail runs in the 100-meter at the Cavs' March 22 track and field meet. He placed 13th of 30, with a time of 12.09.

Only three athletes available for track and field meet; sophomore places second in 400-meter

(Photo used by permission of Esmail)
Senior Serajh Esmail (third from right, in red jersey) competes in the 100-meter at the Cavs’ March 22 track and field meet. He finished 13th of 33.

Conflicting classes and sophomore projects resulted in a turnout of only three members for the track and field meet on March 22 at Rio Linda High School.

Sophomore Steven Wang placed second of 16 in the 400-meter with a time of 56.23 seconds.

“I feel surprised that I got second place,” Wang said. “We were all really close when we finished. I think I will do better next time.”

Wang also placed 11th of 30 in the 200-meter with a time of 25.57.

Senior Serajh Esmail placed 13th of 33 in the 100-meter with a time of 12.09.

“I ran with a lot of fast public-school kids in the first heat, which is the fastest heat,” he said. “The race was really close.

“I lost fifth place in the last five meters – it was that close between everyone.

“It was good fun!”

According to Esmail, he was planning to compete in both the 200-meter and the 100-meter, but left before running the 200-meter because he needed to return for AP European History.

Freshman George Nguyen also ran the 100-meter, placing 28th of 31 with a time of 13.92.

“The other teams were pretty fast,” he said.

In the 200-meter, Nguyen placed 27th of 30 with a time of 29.1.

The next meet is the Metro Invitational on Saturday, March 26, at Burbank High School.

—By Mohini Rye

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