Trackrabbits Bring Home Another Victory


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The Trackrabbits brought home another victory against the Jordan Panthers and the Compton Colts on March 13th at Long Beach Jordan High School. Although, the meet had many altercations, the Trackrabbits dominated on all levels, both boys and girls. The varsity boys were even given the opportunity to jog a 4 x 100m race due to Jordan disqualifying themselves with a false start.
The girls varsity ran for themselves due to the lack of runners coming from the other two teams. Queen Okoh, Shandria Martin, and Zamaella Mallet ran their hardest against each other in the 400m race.
They continued their Moore League victory streak at the California Relays on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16. At the meet Poly entered with 80 athletes and of those 80, more than half the team achieved a new PR or personal record, a medal, or in the case of the 4 x 400m race, broke a record in Long Beach history.
Overall, Long Beach Poly took 2nd for the boys and 4th for the girls in the California Relays Invitational. The team scored high against our Moore League competitors. From the district, Millikan, Wilson, and Lakewood participated in this meet. The track meet itself brought over 50 schools to Long Beach Wilson for both the Friday and Saturday.
The team altogether has done an amazing job so far this season. The long distance and sprint teams for the boys have overruled the Moore League conference schools in the season.
The girls on the other hand have created a constant stamina for themselves and are striving to improve their running skills for sprint team, as well as the distance team.
So far, a rivalry has sprung up against the boys short distance team against the Wilson Bruins and for the girls long distance team the Bruins have become a hassle.
As far as the field events, shotput, discus, and high jump have been successful for both the girls and boys. In the Jordan and Compton meet, shot put dominated by taking 1st place in boys varsity, 3rd on boys varsity, and 1st on frosoph. For the girls, JV and Varsity, the Jackrabbits take 1st, 2nd, and 3rd on both levels.
For the jumpers, Poly takes 1st and 2nd for the boys and 2nd for the girls.
Jumps Coach Chucky said, “There will be a time when the Jackrabbits will improve and stay consist, this only the beginning.”
Coach Chucky has been with Poly for many years and also has a reputation for coaching long jump at Cerritos College and taking Zhane Smith, a Poly alum, to the state championships two years ago.

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