By Michael YEGHIAYAN
The Los Angeles Falcons Track Team traveled to
Norfolk, Va. during the summer to compete in the Junior
Olympic Games. Five students from the Glendale Unified School District participated in the track meet and competed in both individual and team events.
Lasting from July 31 to Aug. 7 at Norfolk State University, the Junior Olympic Games
are an annual showcase of
track and field talent held by the Amateur Athletic Union. Over 15,000 athletes were invited to compete in the event’s 15 sports.
The Los Angeles Falcons included two students from Crescenta Valley High School. Juniors Matthew Williams and Josh Carlos joined junior Cory Trevino and sophomore Jeremy Zdoorian from Hoover High School as well as Leana Setian from _______ middle school. Coaching the team in Virginia was Pablo Carlos.
The strongest showing for
the Falcons was the Intermediate Boys’ 4x800m Relay, in which they placed seventh in
the nation. A team consisting of Williams, Carlos, Zdoorian
and Trevino finished with a time of 8:29.79, which was
approximately 12 seconds off the leaders. The event was
won by the St. Louis Express with a time of 8:17.36.