They dashed, leaped, sprinted and, for the most part, smiled throughout the afternoon and late into the night last Friday while showcasing their athletic talents in the All-City Track Meet at South Pasadena High School.
Oh yes, there was plenty to be happy about for the hundreds of kids who took part in an annual event that pits four schools in a variety of events, from a series of sprints, including the 50 and 100-yard dash, to field events, featuring the high jump and long jump and more.
Students in all grade levels from South Pasadena’s elementary school’s – Arroyo Vista, Marengo and Monterey Hills – and the Holy Family campus took part in the meet.
The top three finishers in each event were awarded medals, but school district officials stressed that everyone was a winner after demonstrating good sportsmanship and teamwork.
Friendly volunteers were in abundance, timing competitions, measuring heights and distances, and spurring on the young athletes to do their best.