By Nick Michael
Assoc. News Editor
The Math Club finished in fourth place for the second consecutive round at its most recent Bay Math League meet, which took place on Wednesday, December 9 at Long Beach Poly High School. The team placed ahead of rival San Marino High School, but fell short against Arcadia, Peninsula, and North Hollywood.
“The team held its standing well,” junior Jaehyung Choi said. “Although some key mathematicians scored lower than before, we were able to stay focused.”
The students were tested in four rounds. The first was based around Geometry, followed by Math Analysis, Calculus AB, and a Research round featuring Hamiltonian Circuits. At this meet, junior Owen Keith was the only SPHS student to achieve a perfect score of 30, as opposed to the four students who accomplished this feat last time.
“This time was more difficult than the last meet,” senior Raymond Gilmartin said. “As the season moves on, it will progressively get harder.”
The Tigers beat the San Marino Titan math team for the second straight meet. However, one goal that the team failed to achieve was placing ahead of Arcadia. Arcadia’s team, which is currently ranked first in the overall standings, finished well above the Tigers. The club hopes to finally outmatch the Apaches in their next meet.
“In the end, we worked together very well,” Choi said. “There’s always room for improvement.”