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High School track: Wong commits to Stanford

MONTEREY — It wasn’t uncommon for Laurel Wong to get a call from Stanford track coach Michael Eskind during the course of her recruiting process. Plus her official visit was coming up.

Yet, the news he shared with the defending state pole vault champion this time left her numb, a little in shock, emotionally overwhelmed and relieved.

A dream that she visualized since the age of 5 is coming to fruition as the Santa Catalina track and field standout is headed to Stanford on a track scholarship.

“I had no idea why he was calling,” Wong said. “He started the conversation like he normally does, asking how I was doing. Then he said ‘you’ve been accepted.’”

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