By: Jared Montalvo
Koby Pearson (‘20) is one of many sprinters on our track and field team who has been exceeding his potential throughout this year’s season. During this last Saturday’s invitational track meet at North Salinas High School, Pearson ran a hundred meter dash at 11.96 seconds. His personal record stands at 11.94, but Pearson’s consistent times throughout the season has enabled him to qualify for the junior varsity Top 8.
Koby Pearson ('20), Frank Pineido ('18), Daniel Brathwaite ('19), VJ Vanderlipe ('20)
“It feels amazing to be running in the qualifying times because it shows me that all my hard work is paying off and to know that you are one of the top performers, is an amazing feeling.” Pearson said. As young as he is, Pearson has been training and hustling to become a great sprinter which has showed when competing against others. Pearson’s track career started back in middle school in seventh grade, making this his fourth year of running track.
“Putting in the hard work day in and day out has kept me in shape these past years which has helped decrease my times and increase my speed.” Pearson said. As the young athlete continues to prosper, it is a continuous struggle to keep up with the competition; there are those who are training just as hard and want to reach for a spot in the Top 8. Pearson knows that it is going to be a tough season to power through in order to make it through but his motivation is “To just do my best every single day and to make my team proud, knowing that I'm putting my all into the team makes me proud of myself.” With Top 8 just around the corner, Pearson continues to strive for greatness while putting in the work and hopes to advance into the CCS finals.