By Jasmyn M. ‘23 I get asked pretty often what sport I’m doing right now, by shadows, my parents’ friends, or my friends. When I say cross country, I brace myself for […]
Why This Woman Crashed the 1966 Boston Marathon
By Taylor Hsieh ’21 Bobbi Gibb is known as the first woman to ever complete the Boston Marathon– and she wasn’t even allowed to at the time. In 1966 America, she had […]
Why We Run
By Taylor Hsieh ’21 An ape-like man drops from a tree and lands on the steaming ground of South Africa on all fours. Lifting his nostrils in the air, he takes a […]
A Never-ending Recovery: A Firsthand Experience of Continuing Sports Throughout Injuries
By Marlena B. ’20 Throughout my entire life, I’ve always considered myself to be a healthy and strong individual; I exercise, eat healthily, leave time for myself to relax and just generally […]
Why I Run
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.
A Recap of the Track & Field Season
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.