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Manteca sprinter runs ahead of the pack, qualifying for U.S. Olympic trials

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Manteca sprinter runs ahead of the pack, qualifying for U.S. Olympic trials

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Updated: 10:49 PM PDT May 9, 2024

SUPERSTAR OF THE WEEK. MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE HAS PRODUCED A WORLD CLASS SPRINTER IN TAYLOR SNARE AS A FRESHMAN THIS YEAR, THE FORMER EAST UNION HIGH SCHOOL GRADE FROM MANTECA TURNED IN SOME OF THE BEST TIMES IN THE WORLD. IN THE 100 METER RACE, TAYLOR SNARE OUT WELL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRACK AND THE 200 METER EVENT WAS VERY WELL, AND SHE’S COACHED BY HER FATHER. WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD RELATIONSHIP, SO HONESTLY, LIKE WE’RE LIKE BEST FRIENDS, HONESTLY. SO ON THE TRACK, OFF THE TRACK, WE’RE VERY LIKE THE SAME, WHICH MAKES THINGS GREAT ON AND OFF THE TRACK. FOR THIS SNARE FAMILY, THERE’S NOT A LOT OF TENSION BETWEEN US IN COACHING. IS SHE KIND OF JUST BLENDS IN WITH THE REST OF THE GIRLS, AND I KIND OF TREAT THEM ALL LIKE THEY’RE MY DAUGHTERS. ANYWAY. SO IT’S JUST, YOU KNOW, IT’S KIND OF A REAL LOOSE, LOOSE SITUATION OUT HERE. AND WITH THAT LOOSE SITUATION DURING PRACTICE, TAYLOR AND HER TEAM QUALIFIED FOR THE STATE MEET AND THE FOUR BY 100 METER RELAY. BUT AS AN INDIVIDUAL, TAYLOR SNARE QUALIFIED FOR THE US OLYMPIC TRIALS THIS YEAR. IT’S A BIG SURPRISE BECAUSE WHO’S EVER EXPECTING TO COMPETE WITH THE BEST IN THE WORLD? YOU KNOW, WE WERE THINKING ABOUT THE U20, WE WERE THINKING ABOUT GOING TO THE U20 MEET, MAYBE REPRESENTING THE. UNDER 20 YEAR OLDS AT PERU, IN PERU. NOW WE’RE AND HONESTLY I DON’T KNOW YOU KNOW, IT’S IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU GOT TO BE READY FOR THAT. LIKE YOU GOT TO BE READY. THESE ARE THE BEST WOMEN IN THE WORLD LIKE YOU KNOW, YESTERDAY SHA’CARRI RICHARDSON WAS LIKE YOUR IDOL. TOMORROW YOU MIGHT BE LINING UP NEXT TO HER, YOU KNOW, SO YOU CAN’T BE STANDING THERE IN AWE OF LIKE, OH, WOW, I’M NEXT TO NO. BECAUSE WHEN THE GUN GOES OFF, YOU GOT TO TRY TO BEAT HER, TOO. AND WHILE THE TRACK AND FIELD COMMUNITY FROM THE CENTRAL VALLEY MAY BE SURPRISED BY TAYLOR’S SUCCESS, WELL, HER AND HER DAD SAYS THEY EXPECTED IT BECAUSE OF HER HARD WORK. WE LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN IN MANTECA AND PEOPLE WILL SEE US, YOU KNOW, RUNNING THE OVERPASS AND STUFF, AND THEY PROBABLY THINK I’M JUST THIS LIKE, OH, YOU KNOW, BUT IT’S NOT LIKE THAT. LIKE SHE WANTS TO DO IT. SO SHE, SHE SOMETIMES HAS TO REMIND PEOPLE, WELL, YOU KNOW, I DO A LOT OF WORK TOO, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE THEY DO THEY WILL SAY A LOT OF TIMES, ARE YOU YOUR DAD’S A COACH? OF COURSE YOU’RE GOING TO BE GOOD AT TRACK. AND SHE’S LIKE, NO, I’M GOOD BECAUSE I PUT IN I PUT IN THE WORK. AND WHAT MAKES HER DIFFERENT FROM THE REST OF THE FIELD? I MEAN, IF YOU WATCH FROM, YOU KNOW, 30M TO 100M, THERE’S NO ONE. THAT’S WHERE SHE MAKES HER SEPARATION. IT’S IT IS. IT’S RIDICULOUS TO WATCH. JUST AS A TRACK COACH WATCHING IT, YOU’RE JUST LIKE, WOW. AND AS A DAD, YOU’RE JUST LIKE, ALL RIGHT, YOU KNOW? WOW. I MEAN, YOU KNOW, HER SEASON BEST IN THE 100 METER IS 1125, WHICH IS RANKED 51ST IN THE WORLD. HER SEASON BEST IN THE 200 METER IS 22.97, EARNING TAYLOR A 54TH RANKING IN THE WORLD. AND ACCORDING TO HER, THERE’S ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. MY START NEEDS A LITTLE WORK. I THINK IT’S BEEN A I’VE BEEN HAVING SOME ROUGH STARTS THE LAST FEW RACES, LIKE THESE GIRLS WILL BE IN FRONT OF ME AT THE START, AND THEN I FEEL LIKE I AT, LIKE 60, 50 TO GO. I’LL PROBABLY MY TOP END SPEED WILL COME IN. AND THAT’S WHERE, YOU KNOW, I START PULLING AWAY. SO BUT MY, MY STARTS DEFINITELY WHERE I’M TRYING TO IMPROVE. WELL NEXT FOR TAYLOR SNARE AND HER MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE PIRATES IS THE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD FINALS, WHERE THE PIRATES WILL HOPE TO WIN THE STATE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP. AND OF COURSE, TAYLOR HERSELF AND THE BIZ 80 WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE 120 METER STATE TITLES AS WELL. WE ARE GOING TO SEE BIG THINGS FROM HER IN THE FUTURE. DEL. YEAH, VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY QUICK, VERY FAST, VE

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Manteca sprinter runs ahead of the pack, qualifying for U.S. Olympic trials

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Updated: 10:49 PM PDT May 9, 2024

A Modesto Junior College freshman is making her mark on the race track, earning a spot in the U.S. Olympic trials.Taylor Snaer has clocked times that make her competitive on a global level.Snaer has already met the standard for the Olympic trials in the 100 and 200-meter sprints.But she’s also focused on helping her relay team win a state title. Her father, Demitrius Snaer, is a constant source of support, also sharing the title of coach.”We have a really good relationship,” Taylor said. “On the track, off the track, we’re very much the same.””There’s not a lot of tension between us,” Demitrius said.Coach Snaer makes sure the rest of the runners on the team are up to speed. Taylor and her team qualified for the state meet in the 4×100-meter relay. As an individual, Taylor puts in the work to pull ahead from the rest. Her season-best in the 100-meter dash is 11.25 seconds, which is ranked 51st in the world.But Taylor is her own harshest critic, saying she has room for improvement.”My start needs a little work,” she said.She has not yet decided if she will compete in the Olympic trials this time around.Taylor is set to compete in the State Community College Track and Field Finals in Mission Viejo next week. See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

A Modesto Junior College freshman is making her mark on the race track, earning a spot in the U.S. Olympic trials.

Taylor Snaer has clocked times that make her competitive on a global level.

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Snaer has already met the standard for the Olympic trials in the 100 and 200-meter sprints.

But she’s also focused on helping her relay team win a state title.

Her father, Demitrius Snaer, is a constant source of support, also sharing the title of coach.

“We have a really good relationship,” Taylor said. “On the track, off the track, we’re very much the same.”

“There’s not a lot of tension between us,” Demitrius said.

Coach Snaer makes sure the rest of the runners on the team are up to speed. Taylor and her team qualified for the state meet in the 4×100-meter relay.

As an individual, Taylor puts in the work to pull ahead from the rest. Her season-best in the 100-meter dash is 11.25 seconds, which is ranked 51st in the world.

But Taylor is her own harshest critic, saying she has room for improvement.

“My start needs a little work,” she said.

She has not yet decided if she will compete in the Olympic trials this time around.

Taylor is set to compete in the State Community College Track and Field Finals in Mission Viejo next week.

See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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