Track and Field
National Spring Preview Series Admin
Thu, February 15, 2024 at 14:23 PM
As the spring season approaches, the Torrey Pines High School track and field team is gearing up for another successful year under the guidance of Coach Ryan Bath. With high hopes and big goals, the team is ready to take on the competition and make a name for themselves in the track and field world. When asked about the team's goals for the upcoming season, Coach Bath shared, "Our goals as a team are always first to win our league, then qualify as many athletes on to CIF as possible." This combination of both team and individual goals highlights the strong sense of unity and camaraderie within the Torrey Pines team. With such a large team, Coach Bath's main goal is to have 100 athletes or more qualify for league finals, 50 or more for the first round of CIF, and 20 athletes making it to the Championship weekend. Leading the team this year is top returning athlete, Joey Weisman. As a 16-foot pole vaulter, Weisman has made a name for himself in the track and field community. Last year, as a junior, Weisman was on the podium at the California State Championships, and this year he is determined to break the school record and compete for a state title. With such a dedicated and talented athlete at the forefront, the team is sure to shine in the pole vault event. Besides Weisman's impressive track record, the team's success is also largely attributed to the captains at each event area. Coach Bath explains, "Our captains are a mix of on the track success and leadership ability." With such a diverse group of leaders, the captains serve as an extension of the coaching staff, helping to motivate the team during meets and workouts and setting an example for hard work and dedication. This collaboration between coaches and captains is a key factor in the team's success. In addition to the team's focus on competition, they also make time for team bonding and fun. With such a large team, it's important to foster a sense of togetherness and unity. As Coach Bath points out, "We have a large team, so we do team dinners with different event areas and plan some events throughout the season to get the whole team involved." This helps to keep the team connected and motivated outside of practice and competition. And when it comes to a light recovery day, the team likes to liven things up with a game of capture the flag.