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Pictured left to right are Claire Ramos 24, Amanda Lubbos 25 and Juliette Nasarenko 24 after the Jerry Harwood Memorial invite. Photo by: Sierra Meyers

Ventura High School’s track season has officially begun

Meray Touma March 8, 2024

How are VHS track students feeling about their season starting?  Track and Field has been a sport at VHS for many years. Track and Field is a sport with numerous events including sprints, long jumps,...

Sadie Engelhardt 25 is a competitive runner who has broken several records. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Sadie Engelhardt zooms past the competition

Alejandro Hernandez May 19, 2023

The sophomore already has several running records In June 2021, Sadie Engelhardt ‘25 broke the world record for the shortest mile time for females aged 14 and under in Huntington, Ala., with a time...

The wedding-themed group raised about $2500. Photo by: Lourdes Almalab

Track and field costume themes for Cougar Quarters

Lourdes Almalab April 28, 2023

Track and field athletes race to earn money for amenities VHS track and field’s main fundraiser for their season is Cougar Quarters. This year it took place on April 15. The main goal of Cougar Quarters...

Anthony Fast Horse 24 running at the Azusa Pacific University Meet of Champs. Fast Horse placed third in the boys one mile run finals, with a time of 4:10.16. Photo by: Raymond Tran Photography

Anthony Fast Horse gallops past the finish line

Kendall Garcia and Kinda Mehael March 29, 2023

 Fast Horse was one of two VHS students to make it to cross country nationals this year  Anthony Fast Horse ‘24 has been running since the third grade. He ran for De Anza Middle School and the Ventura...

Valentina Fakrogha 24, alternate junior Chelsea Ochoa, Olivia Mobley 25 and Ryan Mendez 23 (left to right) at the CIF state championships, which they qualified for with their record-breaking time. Photo by: Ryan Mendez

Girls track quad trample the previous 4×400 school record

Avery Cameron June 26, 2022

VHS girls 4x400 group completed and successfully broke a school record at the CIF Masters Meet and CIF-SS Division 2 Track and Field Finals On May 14, Ventura High School Track and Field competed at the...

There is also a memorial stone on campus for Austin. By the entrance at Larrabee Stadium, track and cross country athletes are encouraged to touch the stone on the way in and out. Photo by: Sophia Denzler

Oak tree planned to be planted in honor of Austin Gambill

Sophia Denzler March 3, 2022

Student Runners for Public Lands raises money to sponsor a tree in memory of VHS student Austin Gambill Austin Gambill was a VHS student who was on the Cross Country and Track team and passed away on...

(Pictured left to right) senior Danny Ochoa, senior Paul Kim and junior Xavier Terminello run through their distance race. Photo by: Shawn Silva

Can’t take the heat? Get out of the meet

Riley Ramirez March 12, 2020

Ventura wins their first home track meet against Rio Mesa and Pacifica High. Ventura High School’s track team competed against Pacifica High and Rio Mesa High at their first home track meet of the season....

Senior Jacob Yale trying to pin his opponent with an outside single move. Photo By: Luc Le Vasseur

A long road to victory

Koleton Petty November 20, 2019

 An inside look at the Ventura High School boys wrestling team   At 2:40 in the afternoon, the air is dry, the sun is high and the Ventura High School Boys Wrestling team get warmed up with a 40 minute...

Opinion: Throwing is more than just a ball one chucks

Opinion: Throwing is more than just a ball one chucks

Kaylie Thompson September 16, 2018

If one were to go up and ask someone what track and field is the common response would be that it’s a bunch of kids running. After asking a sophomore, who chooses to be anonymous, they said, “Track...

Junior Derek Pekar is ranked 2nd in the nation in the decathlon. Photo By: Summer Yovanno

Ventura Track and Field Athletes Nationally Ranked

Summer Yovanno and Hailey Cox April 26, 2018

Of the close to 200 students participating in the Ventura High School track and field program, two stand out in particular: Juniors Derek Pekar and Carlos Aviles. Junior Derek Pekar has been doing track...

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