Richmond Grinders prepare for meet in Berkeley

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Kiome Davis of Grant Elementary School wasn’t convinced she’d like track. She didn’t like training because it was too hard. On her third day of conditioning she said she heard her teammate use bad language. “I thought [the Richmond Grinders] was one of those bad teams that cusses a lot,” the nine-year-old said. She was…

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Eagles improve times at UC Davis invitational

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Kennedy High’s track team competed in the Woody Wilson Classic at UC Davis Friday and Saturday. The girls’ 4×100-meter relay team finished fifth, while senior Takkarist “Takk” McKinnley took silver in both the 100 and 200-meter dash. Eagles’ head track coach Carl Sumler said he wasn’t concerned if his runners placed, only that they beat…

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Track athlete awarded scholarship to Azusa Pacific University

Kennedy High School senior Allana Reames has been awarded an athletic scholarship to Azusa Pacific University for track and field. Reames is ranked in the top five students at Kennedy with a 4.0 grade point average. She was also offered positions at Howard University, Norfolk State, and Seattle University but she has decided to take…

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Kennedy High women’s track team making great strides

While other sports such as football and basketball often get the most attention, the track and field team at Richmond’s Kennedy High School has been the most successful in improving each season and sending student athletes to higher education. So far, the Eagles track and field team has reached the California Interscholastic Federation state track and field championships for three straight years in the 110-meter hurdles, placing sixth the past two years.

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