The Downey Legend

Track and Field: The Love for Running

Diego Martinez and Xenia Pena

March 19, 2019

Speed, technique, and endurance on the track has united those who enjoy sports. The constant training, discipline, and attention to physical health are costs many are willing to pay. At Downey High, it is no different as students in track and field dedicate time and effort to participate in track...

Reaching new heights

Reaching new heights

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

May 29, 2012

Winning CIF never seemed possible for senior pole vaulter Andrew Gonzalez, but it became a reality when he placed first in the CIF Division I Final on May 19. “I never expected to win,” Gonzalez said. “I knew I would be a contestant but winning never seemed to be in reach. There is so much competition...

Rizk’s run to success

Rizk's run to success

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

April 23, 2012

Having been a member of the track and cross-country teams since her freshman year, senior Nisreen Rizk has proven her potential as a star athlete. Once a slow runner in the back group, she has worked her way to becoming one of the top runners.   “Some people are just naturally fast, but...

An invite for everyone

Joe Hill

March 1, 2010

On Saturday, Feb. 20, the boys and girls track team hosted and competed in their first track meet of the season. The Downey All Comers meet is not only for the track athletes to compete against outside competition, but to give people of all ages the chance to compete against each other. Even though the...

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