Downey track optimistic for the future

DOWNEY - The Downey High School girls' track team had two C.I.F. Finals qualifiers at Mt. SAC on May 19.Tiffany Gilmore qualified in the shot put and Giovanna Dan qualified for the triple jump. Gilmore qualified for the Master's meet in the shot put but did not place on May 25 at Cerritos College. Although Dan, a senior, did not qualify for the Master's meet in the triple jump, she did earn a scholarship to UCLA in Dance. Coach Overgaauw also said that the Lady Vikings had three alternates whom were "very close to qualifying for C.I.F." These athletes were Olivia Estrada in the discus, Tiffany Gilmore again in the discus and Lisa Vazquez in the 1600 meters. Overgaauw went on to say that Gilmore is only a sophomore and Vasquez is a freshman. Coach Overgaauw concluded by saying that "the future looks bright for the Lady Vikings in track and field." Perhaps another run at the S.G.V.L. championship, which was narrowly lost this past year to cross-town rival Warren 69-67, and more C.I.F. qualifiers is on the horizon for Coach Overgaauw and her Lady Vikings track and field team.

********** Published: June 14, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 09