Track and Field Strides into a New Season

With track season fast approaching, some athletes at Vista are starting to prepare for the work ahead of them. Though they know that they have months of training ahead of them before the season even begins, many of the athletes already have goals set and are excited to get back to the track.

We spoke to a few of the athletes, asking how they feel about this season and what goals they’ve set.

Freshman Delaney Rasmussen just finished her first cross-country season with Vista, in which she ran well, ultimately running at CIF State Meet. “I’m excited for the upcoming season; track is probably my favorite sport,” said Rasmussen.  One of Rasmussen’s goals is to make it to the Master’s Meet, which is a qualifier for CIF State Meet.

Sophomores Annalisa Sanfilippo, Josh Zielenski and Jesse Zhang are all getting ready to start training. “I’m excited for the season because I get to hang out with friends,” said Zhang.  His main goal is to improve his mile time.

“I’m so excited I just can’t hide it!” said Sanfilippo. She hopes to pole vault ten feet this year.

“Oh, heck yes! I’m excited as noodles,” said Zielenski with a smile, adding that he wants to triple jump 24 feet this year.

“I’m definitely optimistic and feeling a better sense of a team family this year than ever before,” said junior Caprina Pipion. Her goals are to make it to CIF State Meet and for the team to be able to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Meet this year.

“I’m feeling positive about this season, definitely excited,” said senior Aaron Schiek.  He is rooting for the team to win leagues and hopes to make the Sac-Joaquin Section Meet this year.

There is a ton of talent in Vista’s track and field team, but there are a few people going above and beyond–athletes to watch closely.

Freshmen Delaney Rasmussen and Colin DeJulio are fresh off of the trails and are ready to run some quick times on the track. Sophomores Sarah Anderson, Karina Williams and Remington Breeze are also on track for a good season. Juniors David Raymond, who ran at masters last year and Caprina Pipion, who was section champ and ran in finals at Masters, is ready for another fast season. And we can’t forget senior Clare Carroll, who is hoping for a great last season and is ready to run some fast races again this year.