PYLUSD Middle School Track Meet Is a “Go”


Photograph Courtesy of Sherman Shen

The first 2020-21 BYMS track practice

BYMS is training in hopes of coming home champions for the PYLUSD track meet for the third year in a row held Thursday May 27th, at 4:00 P.M, it is estimated that the meet will go until 6:30 P.M.  This meet is one again sponsored by the REACH Foundation and will be held at Nathan Shapell Stadium at YLHS. 

Mrs. Torres, Mrs. Arroyo, and Ms. Carpenter are coaching a team of 26 athletes from 7th and 8th grade participating in 7 events including the 100 meter, 200 meter, mile, shot put, long jump, 100 relay, and 200 relay. 

Students will be bused over to Yorba Linda High School on Thursday May 27th after 7th period. Spectators will be limited to immediate family members and staff. Spectators will be required to wear a mask, and students are asked to wear their mask until they race. 

Students will have a designated area to sit in during the meet.Each school will have a pre designated area to sit and they have asked to limit wandering to other sections during the track meet.” Stated Mrs. Torres. Masks will be worn at all times while students are sitting in the stands. 

The first event will be the 4 by 100 meter relay, followed by the 200 meter. “That is always an exciting way to start off.  stated Mrs. Arroyo.Next the mile, the individual sprint races will then follow,  and the 4 by 200 meter relay will end the meet. The field events will be happening simultaneously with the running events. 

I think our students are going to go out there and do their best.” stated Mrs. Arroyo. Although there has been few practices, the team is ready to go out and try their best in their races. “Time is definitely not on our side but I believe our team will do amazing.” Stated Mrs. Torres, “ I have all the confidence in each and every one of them.” 

“I am excited for the meet. I am glad to be able to be out there with the team and some of my closest friends.” stated Jake Tieskoetter, BYMS 8th grade track athlete. He predicts that the team will do well despite the minimal time together.