BYMS Track Meet Results

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photo courtesy of Mrs.Lamb

This year’s track meet took place at Valencia High School, on March 3rd, 2015. The competition was heated and the students competed vigorously for metals.

Out of all the events, Bernardo Yorba Middle School won 38 medals at the meet. Of the 38 medals, 13 were gold, 13 silver, and 12 bronze. Of the around 400 students, Bernardo brought 96 competitors to the event.

“BYMS made the school and community proud. All athletes represented the school with pride, giving outstanding performances all evening,” stated Ms. Barton, BYMS P.E. teacher and track coach.

BYMS had competitors in every event in the track meet. The track events included the 4x100m and 4x200m relays, the 100m, 200m, and 300m sprints, and the mile run. The field events included the shot put, long jump, and high jump.

In the 4x100m relay, 7th grade girls placed 3rd, 7th grade boys placed 1st, 8th grade girls placed 2nd, and 8th grade boys placed 1st. In the 4x200m relay, 7th grade boys and girls placed 1st, 8th grade girls placed 3rd. In the 100m sprint, 7th grade girls placed 3rd, 7th grade boys placed 2nd, 8th grade girls placed 2nd, and 8th grade boys placed 1st. In the 200m sprint, 7th grade boys and girls placed 2nd, 8th grade girls placed 3rd, and 8th grade boys placed 2nd.

In the 300m sprint, 7th grade boys placed 2nd, and 7th grade girls place 1st 2nd and 3rd, while 8thgrade boys placed 1st, and 8th grade girls placed 3rd. In the mile run, 7th grade boys placed 2nd, 8th grade boys placed 3rd, while 8th grade girls placed 2nd. In the high jump, 7th and 8th grade boys placed 1st 2ndand 3rd, while 8th grade girls placed 2nd. In the shot put event, 7th and 8th grade boys placed 1st and 3rd, and the 8th grade boys placed 3rd. Finally, in the long jump, 7th grade boys placed 1st and 2nd, 7th grade boys placed 1st, and 8th grade boys placed 1st.

“BYMS had an exceptionally strong showing at the track meet in terms of medals, but I was also impressed with the team spirit that was demonstrated all night long,” stated principal of BYMS, Mr. Valburg. He continued, “The team members cheered for each other and many stayed till the finish.  The spirit of sportsmanship was evident whether a student won a medal or came in last place.”

When asked about an exciting moment that happened at the track meet, Mr. Valburg, stated, “I can’t think of any one moment, but many moments in which our athletes gave their all in the spirit of competition and sportsmanship. I’m proud of all of them!”

“The kids were positive, cooperative, and really worked hard. They were all good sports whether or not they placed in their event,” stated Mrs. Cyrus, math teacher and track coach. She continued, “It was great seeing so many stand on the podium and receive their medals after coming to all the practices and working so hard.”

“It was great, it was just outstanding,” stated BYMS P.E. teacher and field coach, Mr. Wilson. He continued, “They all did a great job and tried their best. They represented our school very well.

“I can’t just say there’s one exciting moment,” stated Mr. Wilson. “It was anytime when we had competitors in each event, and seeing everyone trying so hard. It was really exciting when they came in first or second place.”