12 medals were won by 21 athletes who competed in 13 events on Saturday, April 14 at the 9th annual San Mateo Bearcats Track Invitational. At the invitational, the top 6 athletes won medals for individual events and top 3 for relays.
Sophomore Eyan Momoh won 3 medals, coming in 2nd for the 100m dash, tying for 4th in the 200m, and placing third in the 4x400m relay. He says, “It was a great experience. It was very rewarding and I’m happy that I worked my butt off because it paid off.”
Junior Alanna Lee, who finished in second place for the triple jump, enjoyed being at the invitational with her teammates. She said, “Invitationals are really fun. They allow you to bond with your teammates while encouraging them to do their best.”
Sophomore Peter Colias won a medal in the pole vault after tying for first place. “Even though I got sunburnt, it was a great experience. There were a few really good schools there, and the fact that I did that well shows that I’m getting better.”
Despite these individual victories, some athletes felt that they could have performed better. Senior Brandon Low says that because the team arrived to the meet late, it affected some of the events. “Arriving late didn’t allow the relay team to warm up properly. We even missed the check-in for our event.”