Oceanside Girls Varsity Track, has been on the rise the past couple of years and is ready to take on this upcoming winter season. These athletes have been practicing very hard and efficiently and hoping to accomplish great things on the first upcoming meet, Tuesday November 29th.
Led by Coach Howley and Coach Carlock, and captains Jordyn Landau, Angela, Vialta, Tatum Mcgan, Kylie Florio and Julianna Mannone the girls are all eager to see the great things this team can accomplish this season. Oceanside Girls Track is composed of many hardworking, talented, motivated girls who work very diligently together. The team is dedicated, practicing about fourteen hours each week. “We have a lot of potential to do some great things this year, but like any other team it will require hard work. Also the team, as a whole is very supportive over each other, cheering each other on at practices and/or at meets” Junior Malayna Dilsner-Lopez.
We have been a very young team the past couple of years and many freshmen have joined this season, hoping for a great start of their track career and hoping to become a positive contribution to this team. Sophomore Kimmie Williams says, “Now being my second year on track, last year we had a great year and I’m very excited to contribute to this upcoming season. I have become so close with so many of these girls, some who I consider my best friends, and I wouldn’t want to spend time running in circles with anyone else.”
Many of these runners just came off of a successful cross country season. Some even earning high titles such as All-Conference and All-County and sophomore Andrea Scaglione moving up to the State Championship meet. All of which sets the stage for what the are hoping to be a successful season.
Participating in Conference 1 the most competitive conference in the county poses a challenge, but the Sailors are ready. The team is looking to continue its climb and knock out some teams that have finished ahead in previous seasons. Many of the athletes at Oceanside High School are the top competitors in their events and will look to rack up the points in the championship meets.
“We are definitely going to have a strong season this year.” says junior Ashley Bentsen “Between our wide range of talent, and new fresh legs on the team, we are certainly going to be a team to beat. The bond between us is something that will definitely help in supporting girls on the track and field. I’m looking forward to our great season ahead.”