CC track and field teams hit the ground running


CC track and field teams hit the ground running

By Steve Finley

During the past four years, Culver City High School’s track and field teams have dominated the Ocean league. The Centaurs have also made their presence felt in big time Southern California meets, like the CIF finals.  This year they appear to be ready to continue their dominance.

Their talents will be on display today when they face Lawndale at 2:45 p.m. at Culver City. If you want to see fast runners, don’t miss this meet. Lawndale boys’ are always loaded in the sprint department and so is Culver City.

The Centaurs are 1-0 in dual meets this year after beating El Segundo last week and they also made a strong showing at the Mira Costa Mustang Relays on Saturday. “So far we are making a lot of progress but we are still very young,” said head girls’ coach and assistant boys’ coach Rayfield M. Beaton.

Beaton continued to say, “This year the teams have surprised me in a lot of areas but overall everyone is doing a great job improving and staying focused. Right now our biggest competition is ourselves.”

Head coach Jahmal Wright is also excited about the direction of the boys and girls varsity teams and the girls and boys soph/frosh teams.

“From top to bottom we are deep and what I like about the teams this year is most of them train hard and they listen to our outstanding coaching staff.”

They next home meet is April 11, against Hawthorne. That meet will start at 2:45 p.m. Because of spring break, the baseball, softball, boys’ volleyball, boys’ lacrosse and girls’ lacrosse won’t play another home game until April.

CC track and field teams hit the ground running