Name: Alana Sevier
School: Concord High School
Sports: Cross County and Track
CONCORD, CA (April 18, 2023) — Concord High cross country and track coach Lanette Stanziano come to rely on Sevier after coaching her all four years on the school’s cross country and track teams. This year the senior is showing her versatility in running the 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 as well as on the 4×400 relay.
Her coach said, “Alana has been working really hard this year without complaint. She has run multiple races in many meets to help our varsity girls defeat Diablo Athletic League Valley Division schools Alhambra, Berean Christian, College Park, Mt. Diablo and Ygnacio Valley.” Entering their final meet this week against Benicia, the varsity girls were looking to maintain an undefeated record in their division. Stanziano adds, “Alana is an integral part of the scoring as well as an integral part of the team spirit.”
Besides completing her final track season, Sevier is looking forward to graduating with her class. She says, “Running for Concord High has made me fall in love with racing. Freshman year is when I knew I wanted to run in college. After every season, all I wanted was for the next one to start. My life wouldn’t be the same without running; the sport makes me feel complete. The friendships and bonds I created over the past four years is something I couldn’t be more grateful for. I’m exited to see where running takes me.”
Sevier went to San Jose State on a recruiting visit, but decided she wants to go to Diablo Valley College in the fall and run there for two years with her sights set on transferring to San Diego State where she wants to major in Kinesiology and become a trainer or coach.
The Pioneer congratulates Alana and thanks Athlete Spotlight sponsors Dr. Laura Lacey & Dr. Christopher Ruzicka who have been serving the Clayton and Concord area for over three decades at Family Vision Care Optometry.
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Jay Bedecarré is a long-time resident and writer in Concord and Clayton. He began his newspaper writing career while still a senior at Mt. Diablo High School and he has been part of The Pioneer since its inception in 2003. Jay also operates Bay Area Festivals, presenting events around the San Francisco Bay Area including Bay Area KidFest annually in Downtown Concord.