CHS Track shows strength at home meet against Newbury Park

Calabasas track proved their strength during a home meet against Newbury Park High School on March 31. Competing in just their third Marmonte League meet, the team already looks promising, as they achieved personal victories and came out on top at numerous events against Newbury Park’s competitive track team.

In the boys varsity 100 meters, Calabasas junior Aaron Butler finished in first place, hitting a personal record of 11.40 seconds. Junior King Miller finished in third place, hitting a personal record of 11.68.

For girls varsity, sophomores Zoe Ray and Lahela Ray finished in first and second place at 12.53 and 12.55, respectively, in the 100 meters. Senior Charisma Collins came in third place with a time of 12.59. 

In the 200 meters race, Zoe Ray once again showed her strength, coming in first place for that race with a time of 25.76. 

In the boys varsity 400 meters, Calabasas junior Luke Sawyer came in second place behind Newbury Park senior Adam Olson. Sawyer finished at 52.66, a personal record for him. The girls varsity race saw Lahela Ray win first place, at 58.79, followed by Collins, who finished in second place at 1:00.62. 

Junior Amani Tandon, a sprinter, is proud of both the boys and girls track program as a whole.

“Everyone really puts their all into what they do,” said Tandon. “I find that inspiring.”

Adding to those many achievements, the women’s varsity 4 x 100 relay team also won with a time of 48.06. The winning team consists of freshman Sarah Najibi, sophomores Lahela Ray and Zoe Ray and Collins.

The next league meet will be a home meet against Oaks Christian High School on April 7.