With less than five meets left in the season, Los Gatos High School’s track and field team is dominating the track. With victories ranging from wins against schools to success in invitational meets, it is safe to say the team is on fire. The hardworking team took time out of their Friday evenings and weekends to compete at the Stanford Invitational hosted by Stanford University on Mar. 31 and Apr 1. Los Gatos’ teams competed against invited high school teams from every corner of the bay — as well as a couple of high schools from across the nation — and watched collegiate athletes run.
In the finals of the Boys 400-meter run, two Los Gatos seniors made the leaderboard; Levi Romero‘s time of 48.99 seconds earned him second place, Wil Brennan came in fifth with his time of 49.47 seconds, and Brady Kamali placed tenth with a time of 50:37 seconds, a personal record. Sophomore Aydon Stefanopoulos was the sole runner from Los Gatos in the finals of the 800-meter run. Nevertheless, he placed fifth with his new personal record of 1:56:16. Stefanopoulos took third in the 1600-meter final with a time of 4:12:41, setting a new personal record, as well as beating the forty-two-year-old standing school record previously held by LGHS’ Paul Cox with a time of 4:13:34. Stefanopoulos’ time ranks him second amongst the sophomores in the nation.
The boys’ 4×400 relay team, consisting of Romero, Jake Bohane, Kamali, and Brennan, took first place with their 3:21:08 time. Jack Fan, Kamali, and Ben Klarich took eight in the DMR 1200-400-800-1600 M run, with a joint time of 10:51:80. On the track, Kamali took fifth place in the High Jump final with a mark of 1.83m.
In the girls’ competition, senior Sophie Tau placed tenth, with a time of 5:03:99 in the 1600-meter finals, which is her new season record. She placed ninth in the 3200-meter final, finishing with 10:50:79, a personal record for Tau. Senior Abigail Lo set a new personal record and took home first for her 11.15m mark in the finals of the Triple Jump.
With a month and a half left in the season, the track team is hard at work. They will compete in against Gunn High School before CCS Championships in May.