Bounding over obstacles

Goldberg hurdles over her opposition

Ready to start the race, cleats in the starting block, the stands go silent. Bang! The race starts, and athletes sprint out of their blocks, and jump over the hurdles in their way. 

Running ahead of the pack is senior Megan Goldberg, gaining a lead. She hurdles over obstacles and zips across the finish line, taking first place in the 100-meter hurdles in a home meet against San Marcos on Mar. 24.

Hurdling her way through the competition, Goldberg stands out as a Titan athlete. 

“I like competing in high school because all the other athletes are super chill,” Goldberg said. 

She has been hurdling since her Sixth Grade Olympics. Her favorite moment from this season has been finishing her races strong each time. 

Goldberg competes in the 100-meter hurdles, and has earned many accolades, including winning meets against San Dieguito Academy and in the Mt. Carmel Dual Meet.

Against her toughest competition all year, Goldberg placed eighth amongst 36 competitors, even though she made her new personal best with a time of 16.10 seconds, 1.8 seconds better than her previous mark in the Mar. 24 meet with San Marcos.

Teammate senior Jazmine Ho has been hurdling with Goldberg for two years now. 

“It’s been amazing supporting Megan and cheering her on as she has improved so much to become an amazing hurdler,” Ho said. 

Together on the track, they race, and off the track, the two teammates enjoy going to the beach and shopping at thrift stores. 

Senior Bryant Detling has been friends with Goldberg since sophomore year, right before COVID derailed the school year. 

“She had been working on getting her hurdle form down and would be frustrated after practice. Now she has gotten better and is a really great hurdler,” Detling said.