Track Family History Steers Junior Down Similar Path By Chris Steuble
When your mom was a member of a collegiate track team at Anderson College and your dad is a triathlete, it is not surprising when your interests lean toward the world of track and field.
Christina Alcorta has been running competitively since elementary school first as a part of Arlington County Youth Track and then for CYO Track in both elementary and middle school. Now, she is in the middle of her third year on varsity and, as a junior, a leader on the team.
Indoor track has many events ranging from 55 to 320 meters in running, hurdles, and relays. Shot put, high jump, long jump, and triple jump round out the list of field events. Alcorta’s favorite event is the hurdles.
The junior’s goals for this season include continual improvement and dropping seconds from her time. Her personal best in the hurdles is 9.7, which she achieved last year.
“Last year, we did not have an indoor track district meet due to the large amounts of snow. My freshman year, I came in seventh in Districts, and the top six finishers went to the Regional meet. I hope to make it to Regionals this year,” says Alcorta.
Although college is over 18 months away for her, she has her eye on a short list of division 1 schools. She would like to continue her career in track, specifically the hurdles.
“Yorktown High School Indoor Track has been a lot of hard work, but has also been rewarding and fun,” Alcorta said.