Track To Face Off Against Fairfax And Hamilton

Bella Thi, Reporter

Boys’ and girls’ track are on their way to a productive and successful season, and it’s only the beginning. 

Coach Alfredo Korzenik is excited about the talent for both teams, especially in a year where the Gondoliers have more field-related events—like long jump and triple jump. 

“This is a game changer for both track teams. In years past, the teams were rather small—usually around 50 members per team. But this year, it’s larger,” Korzenik said. 

Korzenik also said that since the larger teams means there is an increased budget, the teams are in for a good season.  

Korzenik says this year is setting up to be a busy one, as most of the team is qualified for many events in meets, including long jump, triple jump, and shot put. 

“Certain events aren’t available entirely due to them being very advanced and rather dangerous, like javelin and hammer throw,” Korzenik said. 

Today, the Gondoliers host Fairfax and Hamilton. According to junior Elin Nowak, it will be competitive and they are hoping for good results.

Senior James Jimenez also added that the Gondoliers expect a lot from freshmen at the meet, who are “improving really quickly.” 

In their first big event of the season, the Gondoliers placed in many events at the Culver City Invitational last Saturday and won sixteen medals. Standout performances at the invitational included Jimenez and senior Jameer Flowers for the boys’ team and Nowak for the girls’ team.