BYMS Track Team Wins PYLUSD R.E.A.C.H Foundation Track Meet

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The BYMS Track Team was the overall winner with 35 medals out of 36 events, of the 2017 PYLUSD R.E.A.C.H. Foundation Track Meet, held on April 5, 2017 at Yorba Linda High School.

Bernardo athletes won 15 first place medals, 14 second place medals, and 6 third place medals. BYMS competed against Yorba Linda Middle School who won 3 first place medals, 3 second place medals, and 9 third place medals.

Travis Middle School won 5 first place medals, 6 second place medals, and 10 third place medals, Tuffree Middle School won 6 first place medals, 3 second place medals, and 4 third place medals, Kraemer Middle School won 5 first place medals, 2 second place medals, and 4 third place medals, and Valadez Middle School won 2 second place medals and 1 third place medal.

Chloe Flach, BYMS eighth grader who participated in the mile, said she would remember “the cheering and enthusiasm of the BYMS crowd.”

Emily Jackson who participated in the track meet, did the high jump and got 4’10’.

Jason Robles, also an 8th grade student, participated in the long jump and 4 x 200 relay. He practiced by running on a daily basis. The best moments he had was wearing the BYMS headband and getting chants and cheers from the crowd.

His advice to next year’s participants was “to do your best and practice as much as you can.” He thanks Ms. Barton for all the time she gave everyone during practices.

Eighth grader, Erick Velasquez also participated in the long jump and 4 x 200 in the track meet. He stated what he remembered most was “Me losing my voice, and not being able to stand still because of how nervous I was.” He thanks Mrs. Barton and Mrs. Cyrus for being his coaches and helping him.

Mrs. Barton believes that Bernardo has performed well in the past few years because she stated “We do the best we can, as staff, to create excitement and support fan the track meet. Enthusiasm is contagious, and that gets passed on every year. It is a whole school effort.”

She would like to make a shout out to Mrs. Cyrus which was a huge part of the success of the team. The milers were coached by Mrs. Defriese, and the shot-putters were coached by Ms. Gomez.
“Everyone did a fantastic job putting their best performance at the track meet. We were led by some amazing 8th grade captains, who set the standard for effort, performance, and commitment to the team” stated Mrs. Barton.