The Observer

Athlete of the Month: Andrew Xue

Andrew Xue (far left) races in the 100 meter event at the Urbana Track Series Meet, head-to-head with fellow WCHS runner Langston Major. Xue finished second overall in the event. With no MCPS indoor track season, Xue took it upon himself to run at club track meets for the Corentyne Coasters.
November 22, 2020

It has always been the same grind. With his spikes shredding into the track, wind blowing through his hair, the only thing different for Andrew Xue is the mask on his face. Even with the world around him...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

Student-athlete on the fast-track to success

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

Track Battles Injuries During Successful Season

Senior Michael Hughes runs his leg of the relay.
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...

Senior races her way past school track record

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

Cracked track and spotty footing cause injuries

Cracked track and spotty footing cause injuries
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...

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

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

Strong track and field teams head to regionals

Strong track and field teams head to regionals
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...

Track places at regionals

Track places at regionals
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...

Track starts strong after losing key runners

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...

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