The city of Pasadena has a great history in track and field. John Muir and Pasadena High Schools have both won multiple state titles and championships, but the private schools in the area haven't done so well over the years on the track. All of that seems to be changing with Zoe Harvey and the Maranatha High School track program.
Last season during her freshman season Zoe and her 4x100 relay team made it to the CIF prelims. This season the girls are back, but Zoe also made it individually in the 200 meters and even though she's young, she's ready for the challenge.
Zoe placed third in the 200 during the Olympic League finals to earn her spot in the CIF Southern Section preliminaries in Carpinteria. She will also be part of the 4x100 team with Ryan Greene, Qasia Boone and Kylie Dominoe.
Zoe's parents Binti and Stephan (an assistant coach on the track team) are very supportive of their daughter, but they make sure Zoe understands that academics come first.
Thinking of pursuing a career in business, Zoe is already thinking about going to UCLA. She is a straight-A student, so it shouldn't be too hard for her to get into any school she wants when the time comes.
This young lady is to be cheered on by the entire city this Saturday. She is just now stepping onto the big stage on her own, but she's been preparing for this moment for 8 years. Now she's just ready to run.