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Crusader Track Team mentor Keiki Crusaders on the track


The Catholic Schools League (CSL) Track and Field 2024 season has kicked off with a bang, showcasing inspiring performances. It’s not just about running fast or jumping high. It’s about older athletes helping younger athletes grow and become better gentlemen, a testament to the success of our program.  

CSL Track includes grades four through six and has some fantastic volunteers from the Varsity level track and field team.  Leading the Track & Field program is Coach Alika Fonseca, a beacon of mentorship for our younger Crusaders.  “You take varsity kids who are good at something and have them teach younger kids what they know,” explains Fonseca.  He’s proud that older athletes with lots of experience teach the younger ones, setting an excellent example for all.

Sophomore sprinter Jahren Altura has taken on the role of mentor.  “Helping others makes me a better leader and role model for the kids,” says Altura.  He loves being a mentor because he wants to help younger and learn what it’s like to be a coach.

The reaction from the younger Crusaders has been nothing short of inspiring.  Rayce-Lokahi Akiona, a fourth grader, feels accomplished when the varsity Crusaders show him how to do things better. “They teach me how to run and give me tips,” says Akiona.  Akiona’s love for running 800 meters during warm-up has grown, as he now strives to beat his own time, a clear testament to the positive impact of mentorship in our program.

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As the CSL Track & Field team continues to grow, with the support of the Varsity track stars, younger Crusader athletes are developing their athletic abilities, learning to be better teammates, and never giving up.

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Bryson Pataray
Bryson Pataray, Staff Writer
Bryson Pataray, a third generation Crusader, has  attended Saint Louis since the sixth grade. Pataray was a part of the HSAA track and field championship team last year. He runs the one hundred and two hundred meter dash, and also competes in field events like the triple jump and long jump, where he qualified for the finals of the Hawaii State Track and Field Championship.  Although Pataray says his “favorite type of music is rap,” he  plans on continuing to “eat nerds bites” and listen to “Ariana Grande” to pump him up before every meet and help Saint Louis win back to back titles for track. 

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