April 28, 2017 – Students from all Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) schools gathered at Bakersfield College Memorial Stadium on April 22, 2017 to celebrate the traditional BCSD Annual Track and Field Competition, which has its beginning since the early 70’s. The athletic events included short and long-distance races, relay races, long jump, and high jump.
What these BCSD student athletes have in common is: “All of us like not just competing, but winning those medals and trophies, pass the ribbon, and have a lot of fun,” said student William Swanson. That is right; we are talking about born competitors. “I like to show my family how fast I am and racing means a lot to me because I love to run,” said David Zamora who got the first place in the 3000-meter run competition.
For BCSD this event is very important. “We want the kids to be healthy, we make sure the students eat well and are in a good shape. When students are preparing to compete they build stamina. This is sportsmanship, competition, team work, and in order to compete the students must keep their grades up,” said Lewis Neal, Youth Services Supervisor. “It is a win-win situation.”
Those receiving first through fourth place honors at the District Meet will go on to compete at the Kern County Track Meet on May 6, 2017 at Liberty High School.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the meet and many thanks to the friends and families who were there to cheer them on. To see more pictures click here.