Gareth and Barrett Weiss might be among the most organized teenagers around.
They wake up in the morning and head to school to tackle a variety of subjects from English to mathematics. Then it's off to gymnastics practice before taking a couple of hours to practice their musical instruments. Somewhere in between, there's time allotted in their busy schedules to work on their pole vaulting techniques.
It appears they've become adjusted to managing their to-do lists rather well, which is half the battle for the freshmen pole vaulters on the Flintridge Prep boys' track and field team. It's played a significant role in them excelling in pole vaulting in just their ninth-grade years.
"It would be nice to have more hours in the day, but you have to be efficient with your time," said Gareth, who along with Barrett, will participate in the CIF Southern Section Division IV finals at noon today at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut. "We get a lot of preparation from our gymnastic and pole vaulting coaches, so that helps.