By: Myame Lara
Our spring sports are finally underway, which means it was only fitting that we focused on a spring athlete for this month’s athlete spotlight. Pleasanton High School junior, Bryan Jones, was our candidate for the athlete spotlight due to his constantly improving track skills. I gratefully got the chance to interview Bryan during his busy track schedule to get to know more about his love for this sport.
Bryan, who is also currently running for Alamo City Track Club, started running track for Pleasanton in the seventh grade, and the sport ultimately stuck to him. Going into his fifth year of running track in Pleasanton, he has definitely faced many challenges along the way. Some of these challenges include injuries, dealing with self-doubt, and even having confidence troubles along the way. Bryan has stayed motivated throughout his track career by being able to be 1% better every day. He lives up to these statements, and broke one PR for this season at the Pleasanton Brush Country Relay in the 200-meter dash, at 11.74c, coming in the first place.
With Bryan’s mentality to stay one percent better every day, he hopes his hard work will pay off to continue his track career in college. Bryan is an all star athlete and definitely deserves all the recognition he gets. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for his track career next. Pride, Pride!