By: Marlena B. (’20)
It’s no secret that track is a stressful sport. Most people have likely heard their friends complaining endlessly about the races, the training and all the pain and stress that goes along with it. So why do these people come back year after year despite these challenges? How do they deal with the stress to compete successfully? I decided to interview some current track members to find out.
By: Caitlin R. (’20)
You’ve probably heard of fitness fads like spinning classes, hot yoga, and other exercises made into classes in fun, artsy environments. People who go to these classes claim to be addicted and praise them to no end. And, while there’s probably some truth to these allegations of greatness, classes like SoulCycle and Bikram Yoga come with a high price tag. A 45 minute SoulCycle class is $32, while a 90 minute Bikram Yoga class is $25. Although these classes are definitely fun and beneficial, are they really anything more than normal fitness classes made to look trendy?
By: Marlena B. (’20) The start of this football season marks a change in a time-honored tradition of sports. For decades, “The Star Spangled Banner” has swept through countless professional sports stadiums […]
By: Zach S. (’20)
This is a brief interview of the co-president of Head In The Game. The organization holds sporting events to raise money and awareness for concussions and concussion research. Keep reading for a quick look into the world of Head In The Game from the perspective of sophomore Kirk Love!
By: Wilson C. (’20) The bell rings on Friday afternoon and students have survived another week at Crystal Springs Uplands School. Students eagerly pack up before the teachers have even finished their […]
By: Ella R. (’19)
Last week, a family friend was talking to my mom and me about her son, who is a member of his school’s track team. She showed us pictures of him finishing a race, his face contorted with the unbridled effort of a final push. Another image of him, this time at the starting line, captured a wild glimmer in his eyes and a half-smile on his lips that undoubtedly accepted the challenge of the impending 1600 meters. We all laughed at his intensity, and our friend explained that her son loved competition.
By: Ella R. (’19)
As the high school track and field season comes to a close, Crystal athletes are working harder than ever to improve their times and have a great finish to the year. On May 6th, athletes competed at the WBAL trials, and this Friday they will compete at the WBAL Finals where they will have the opportunity to qualify for CCS.
By: Mina M. (’17) When the volleyball preseason began, the varsity team needed six additional players for its twelve player team. Of the six returning players, two were setters, two were middles, […]
By: Brandon C. (’17) Today we chat with esteemed head coach, Albert Caruana, of the Crystal Springs Cross Country team. After joining the track team at Cappuchino as a freshman, Caruana immediately […]
By: Jeremy H. (’17)
The Crystal Springs Upper School Cross Country Team continues to add to its impressive list of victories during its 2016 season. With talented runners from all grades, both boys and girls teams place extremely high in league, beating other competitive, larger schools in the WBAL (West Bay Athletic League). October 6th marked the first league meet for CSUS, taking place at San Bruno Mountain. To start the day, Kyle C. (‘17), Darius D.(‘19), and Partha R. (‘18) swept the first three spots in the boys JV race, leading CSUS to an easy victory. On the girls’ side, Marlena B. (‘20), Gabrielle L. (‘18), and Molly S. (‘18) ran very competitive first league races––they are without a doubt athletes to watch in the future. The boys varsity, meanwhile, took home not only a first place finish but a school record for the fastest team time, clocking an average of 15:41 per person for the hilly, challenging 2.8 mile course. To end the day, the girls varsity, led by Ella R. (‘19) and EV N. (‘17), placed fourth despite facing a challenging field. And even after such a successful day, the CSUS cross country team got right back to work.