The Observer

Seniors mourn loss of final spring season

Lauren Kuo (left) and Jessica Bowen (right) get pumped up before their 2019 State Cross Country Meet.  Kuo and Bowen have been on the team since freshman year and were disappointed when their last season was cancelled.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor

May 30, 2020

Prom, graduation, beach week. Seniors have lost multiple important milestones this year. For senior athletes, they’re missing out on something else too: their final season.  “I was really disappointed when I heard it was cancelled,” cross country and track co-captain Jessica Bowen said.  “I wanted t...

Wank runs into success on the track field

Sam Wank [far left] poses with fellow trackmates before the TC Williams Invitational on May 4th, 2019. Wank runs six days a week, swims for Churchill, and is an important member of Churchill’s varsity track and cross country teams.

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

June 4, 2019

The spring sports season may be coming to a close, but for some athletes, that does not mean they are stopping. Some WCHS athletes participate in sports year-round, even when the school year is over. The grind never stops for many at WCHS. Sophomore Sam Wank is a member of the varsity track and cross...

Freshman Bridget Kelly races past expectations

Bridget Kelly runs ahead of the pack during one of her meets. She averaged a 6:05 in her 1600 meter events during the 2019 Outdoor Track season.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

June 4, 2019

She hears her teammates chanting her name from the bleachers. Gathering up her last shred of energy, she sprints past the finish line. The clock flashes 6:01. Freshman Bridget Kelly has been running since the eighth grade, when she joined the cross country team at Herbert Hoover Middle School. “I...

Student-athlete on the fast-track to success

Alex Primich sprints to the finish line at the 4A West Regional Championships on Feb. 7.

By Sacha Feldberg, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

As the spring sports season begins and multi-sport athletes transition from last season, few can say that they are entering a season in which they have been on the varsity team for three years. Even fewer can say that they play one varsity sport, but are being recruited for another varsity sport. Sophomore...

Track Battles Injuries During Successful Season

Senior Michael Hughes runs his leg of the relay.

By Kyle Emery, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

  MCPS schools may have closed for the last week of January, but that didn't stop the relentless winter track team from shoveling almost three feet of snow to train and compete against some of the toughest teams in the state. At the beginning of the new season, seniors Michael Hughes and Alexandra...

Senior races her way past school track record

Srour competes in the mile during the Virginia Tech invitational Jan. 31.

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Editor

February 24, 2015

Senior Lucy Srour finished the Virginia Tech invitational Jan. 31 with a mile time of 5:05, breaking the previous CHS record of 5:06, which Maryam Fikri set in 2008 and held for about six years. “It was super exciting, but it was extra exciting that this happened senior year because it’s my last...

Cracked track and spotty footing cause injuries

Cracked track and spotty footing cause injuries

By Arjun Swaminathan, Online Arts Editor

June 2, 2014

The number of injuries suffered by CHS running athletes participating in cross country and track and field continues to increase each year, but recently it has reached worrisome totals. The rapidly deteriorating CHS track is a problem for both athletes and the community because of its danger and ability...

Boys will be boys, girls will be girls, despite proximity

Boys will be boys, girls will be girls, despite proximity

By Katie Clem, Production Manager

April 22, 2014

My experience on the girls tennis team has been crazy, just like any other girl on an all-girl team. We gossip, we tee-pee houses, we even sing badly when no one is around. Yet as soon as boys enter the picture, we girls on all-girl teams will close off and be much tamer than we were before. This f...

Strong track and field teams head to regionals

Strong track and field teams head to regionals

By Jamie Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2013

 The boys and girls varsity track and field teams competed in the Montgomery Country Championships May 9, after performing well in the Penn Relays and Katie Jenkins Invitational. According to junior Emma Coleman, the runners at the Penn Relays ran their "best times of the season." "I was pretty p...

Track places at regionals

Track places at regionals

By Katherine Michael, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013

The indoor track team hopes to improve next year after a mediocre showing at states. Select members of the team attended the state championship Feb. 19, including Srour, who placed second in the 800m as well as the 1600m. The girls relay team, consisting of juniors Breanna Boggan, Juhee Kim, Jessica...

Track starts strong after losing key runners

By Angad Kanwal, Production Editor

December 20, 2012

After time trials Nov. 16, the indoor track team is optimistic it will have another successful season. The team hopes its increased depth will make up for the loss of last year’s key runners. The squad participated in a selective meet Dec. 11 at Prince George’s Sports Complex in Landover, MD f...

Track achieves personal goals set for Penn Relay

Track achieves personal goals set for Penn Relay

By Katie Gauch, Production Editor

May 29, 2012

Select runners from the CHS track and field team participated in counties May 9 at WJ and the Penn Relays April 26-28 at the University of Pennsylvania. At Counties May 9, the girls finished seventh overall, scoring 38 points, while the boys finished third overall, scoring 60 points. Freshman Lucy Sro...

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