Track hits ground running

The Sierra Canyon track and field season is quickly approaching and this year it’s all about the speed.

The Trailblazers are going to make some noise and surprise people with their underclassmen sprinters.

The move to the Mission League may not be so rough with the four speed demons Sierra Canyon has at its disposal.

Sierra Canyon coach Troy Samuels is excited to unveil Devin Bragg, Terrell Cooks, Jae’on Young and Jalen Aguilar-Carnes.

Bragg is a sophomore, who ran a 10.33 as a freshman at Los Alamitos. Bragg will miss the early part of the season due to transfer sit-out rules. It may just help him stay fresh for the end of the year.

Cooks and Young both return from last year and are key parts of the Division 2 champion football team.

Aguilar-Carnes is another young special talent, who comes in from Moorpark HS. He ran a 10.91 last year, unheard of from a junior high kid.

“It’s going to be a fun season, we are going to shock some people,” Samuels said. “These guys are super fast.”

The quartet is also expected to make up the 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams.

“We just have to manage the workload, stay fresh and injury free,” Samuels said.

Other standouts include Michigan-bound Cameron Brandt in the shot put and 300 hurdler Jai Bell.

Brandt will play football at Michigan and was last year’s Gold Coast League shot put champion.

Bell is a junior, hoping to make his mark.

The team has seven league meets starting Wednesday with Harvard-Westlake.

The team competes each Thursday in March before a Spring Break hiatus and finishes with two league matches in April.