There’s a sense of excitement that the 2014 track and field season could be special in different ways for each of the Crescenta Valley High, Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Glendale, Holy Family and Hoover girls’ teams.
Whether it’s competing for a league title, advancing deep into the postseason or proving formidable, each local squad is looking to make an impact this season.
At Crescenta Valley, the Falcons are hoping to challenge archrival Arcadia for a Pacific League title, as the squads are slated to face each other on April 22.
Before that, however, expect Crescenta Valley to show off its depth.
“I believe we can knock off Arcadia, but it’s still a while until then,” Falcons longtime Coach Mark Evans said. “We have strength in the distances, but I think we’re a sound all-around team.”
The Falcons return one of the area’s most dynamic runners in junior Megan Melnyk, who advanced to the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet last season in the 800-meter run after turning in a personal-best time of 2 minutes, 12.10 seconds at the CIF-SS Division I Championship at Mt. San Antonio College on May 18.