Mayfield Girls, Polytechnic Boys Capture Prep League Titles

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(Photos by Sebastian Moore / The Outlook) - The Mayfield Senior varsity track and field finalists include (front row, from left) Juliet Esparza, Sissy Page, Marina Symons Galassi, Sophia Sandman, Chloe Cobian, Caitlin O’Brien, Eva Gullon, Sade Falese, Elizabeth Goethals, Alyssa Gallardo, Sophia Barriga and Izze Alcaino. Back: Jemimah Khan, Jayde Lim, Natalie Miera, Cecilia Kvochak, Maddie Tong, Alaia Phillips, Clare Kvochak, Emilia Venckus, Erin Michelena, Nikki Hensley, Izzy Norton, Lara Georgian, Monika Vargas and Julieanna Navarro. Not pictured: Olivia Dixon, Maddie Bewick and Sophie Limongelli.

First published in the May 5 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

The Mayfield Senior varsity girls’ team collected its seventh consecutive Prep League championship with 163.5 total points, better than second-place Flintridge Prep (79 points) and Palos Verdes Chadwick (76 points) combined.
Maddie Bewick, Alyssa Gallardo, Sade Falese and Elizabeth Goethals won the girls 4×100 meter relay with a 52.33 finishing time, while Cecilia Kvochak, Jayde Lim, Natalie Miera and Eva Murillo Gullon won the girls 4×400 meter relay with a 4:24.85 time. Cecilia Kvochak took first in the girls 1,600 meters with a 5:46.06 time, Sophie Limongelli placed sixth (6:18.02) and Lara Georgian posted a new PR with a 6:39.10 in 10th place. Monika Vargas (18.51) and Nikki Hensley (18.98) finished first and second, respectively, in the girls 100-meter hurdles, while Erin Michelena placed fifth (23.61). Vargas (52.79) and Hensley (53.25) each set a new PR as they finished in first and second, respectively, in the girls 300-meter hurdles, while Michelena (1:03.07) placed fifth. Cecilia Kvochak placed first in the 800 with a 2:30.87 winning time, Jayde Lim set a new PR as she placed second with a 2:34.26 time, Miera finished fifth (2:38.17) and Clare Kvochak placed ninth (2:57.66). Murillo Gullon placed fifth (1:08.91) in the girls 400, Goethals (28.92) placed fourth in the 200, and Julieanna Navarro placed eighth (13.99) in the 100.
Meanwhile in the field events, Falese set a state top 50 mark in the long jump with an 18-0.50 mark and a first-place finish, while Navarro set a new PR with a 14-4.50 mark while placing fifth. Sissy Page won the high jump with a 5-0 mark while setting a new PR for herself, Falese and Yasmeen Habbachi set a new PRs with 4-6 marks while finishing in third and fifth, respectively, Murillo Gullon collected a PR with a 4-6 mark while tying for sixth, and Alyssa Gallardo tallied a new PR with a 4-0 mark tied for ninth.
Goethals won the discus throw with an 81-10 mark, while Izze Alcaino (50-7 mark) finished fourth, Barriga (49-1 mark) placed fifth and Izzy Norton (35-5 mark) placed 10th.
In the triple jump, Zoe Griffin (30-3 mark) and Habbachi (28-0 mark) finished third and fourth. Goethals (28-1.50 mark) and Sophia Barriga (23-10.50 mark) finished second and fifth, respectively, in the shot put competitions while each set a new PR.

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POLYTECHNIC

The Polytechnic varsity track and field finalists include (front row, from left) Nathaniel Marko, Ella McDonald, Jackie Sabbag, Bianca Howitt, Catie Sabbag, Reese Goldstein, Simon Zernicki-Glover and Liem Yen. Back: Soren Fey, Phoebe Salvati, Maja Keatley, Jonah Goldstein, Robbie Marion Sims, Mikel Rhone-Collins, Colin Mathew, Annie High, Maya Kenny, Theo Demetriades, Terrance McElrath, Brendan Poon and Caden DeKunder.

The Poly varsity boys’ team claimed the Prep League title with 66 total points, while the girls’ team placed fifth with 58 total points.
Theo Demetriades, Colin Matthews, Terrance McElrath and Mikel Rhone-Collins won the boys 4×100 meter relay with a 44.94 time, while Nathaniel Marko, McElrath, Rhone-Collins and Liem Yen placed second in the boys 4×400 meter relay with a 3:50.68 time. In the boys 400, McElrath placed first with a 53.02 time and Marko (56.32) finished fifth. Demetriades placed first with a new PR time of 23.14 in the 200 while McElrath (24.00) placed third. Demetriades (11.49) also placed second in the 100. All three of Poly’s boys 300-meter hurdles athletes earned new PRs — Rhone-Collins (43.83) finished second, Robbie Marion Sims (52.36) placed third and Marko (54.17) earned fourth. All three of Poly’s 3,200-meter runners also set new PRs for themselves. Zernicki-Glover (11:18.32) finished sixth, while Yen (11:49.78) and DeKunder (11:56.51) placed seventh and eighth, respectively. Simon Zernicki-Glover (5:04.64) and Yen (5:09.41) placed sixth and seventh, respectively, in the boys 1,600 while both set a PR, and Caden DeKunder (5:26.19) placed 11th.
Yen (2:21.29) finished fifth in the 800, Zernicki-Glover (2:24.40) and DeKunder (2:28.50) placed eighth and ninth, respectively, and Brendan Poon (2:32.28) placed 11th.
In the field events, Rhone-Collins earned first place and a state top 50 finish with his 44-0.50 mark in the triple jump. Jonah Goldstein earned first in the pole vault with a 10-0 mark, while Soren Fey (6-0 mark) set a new PR for himself with a second-place finish. Jonah Goldstein also set himself new PRs in the shot put (39-10 mark) and discus throws (123-7 mark) with his second and first-place finishes, respectively. In the long jump, Jonah Goldstein (16-11.75 mark) placed third, Matthews (18-7 mark) placed fifth and Demetriades (20-11.50 mark) placed eighth.
Meanwhile for Poly’s girls’ varsity finalists, Bianca Howitt (5:56.74) posted a new PR in the girls 1,600 meters with her fourth-place finish, while Phoebe Salvati (6:38.34) placed eighth. Annie High, Catie Sabbag, Jackie Sabbag and Ella McDonald placed second in the 4×100 relay with a 55.07 finish, while Milla Chavez, Catie Sabbag, High and McDonald also placed second in the 4×400 with a 4:30.47 time. McDonald earned a third-place finish and a new PR in the 300-meter hurdles with a 57.42 time, while Jackie Sabbag (1:07.87) placed sixth. Jackie Sabbag (1:10.90) placed seventh in the 400 while her sister Catie Sabbag (13.78) placed sixth in the 100. Howitt earned third in the 800-meter run with a 2:35.30 time, while Salvati (2:59.68) ranked 10th. High (28.96) posted a sixth-place finish in the 200.
In the field events, Maja Keatley (12-11.50 mark) and Reese Goldstein (12-7.75 mark) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the long jump, while McDonald (24-0.50 mark) tallied a new PR with her fourth-place finish in girls shot put.

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FLINTRIDGE PREP

Flintridge Prep’s league finalist team members include (front row, from left) Nicole Mirzaian, Jenna Moutes, Malcolm Cook, Caydence Ackers, Briar Bryant, Sarah Rude, Valentina Mancilla, Dagny Marion and Ludovico Cordora. Back: CJ Sullivan, Chase Sullivan, Carl Li, Halia Benn, Hailey Wilson, Nicolle Riley, Kevin Martinez, William Bigby, Marvin Furuta, Nnamdi Nwaenia, Tenzin Walker and William Boyd.


Flintridge Prep’s varsity girls’ team finished as Prep League runners-up with 79 total points, while the varsity boy’ team finished third with 40 total points. Chase Sullivan earned a first-place finish in the 400 with a 1:02.17 time, while the trio of Jenna Moutes (1:05.53), Dagny Marion (1:06.27) and Halia Benn (1:09.38) each set new PRs in third, fourth and sixth, respectively. A pair of Wolves posted new PRs in the 100 as Valentina Mancilla (12.96) and Briar Bryant (13.60) placed first and fourth, respectively. Sullivan (27.19) and Mancilla (27.83) placed first and second in the 200, Briar Bryant (28.93) finished fifth and Caydence Ackers (29.26) earned seventh. The team of Mancilla, Moutes, Marion and Chloe Bryant placed third in the 4×400 meter relay with a 4:30.51 time. Hailey Wilson (2:46.36) and Nicole Mirzaian (2:48.51) placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 800, while Sarah Rude (7:02.65) placed seventh in the 1,600.
In the field events, Sullivan earned first in the girls triple jump with a 34-10.50 mark while placing second with a 16-0.25 mark in the girls’ long jump.
Meanwhile for the Flintridge Prep boys, William Bigby earned a first-place finish in the 100 meters with an 11.31 winning time, Marvin Furuta (11.54) and Tenzin Walker (11.80) posted new PRs as they finished third and fifth, respectively, and Nnamdi Nwaenia (12.46) placed eighth. Kevin Martinez placed first in the 300-meter hurdles with a 43.61 time. The team of Bigby, William Boyd, Ryan Ginn and Martinez placed first in the 4×400 meter relay with a 3:38.31 time. Bigby posted a new PR in the 200 with a 23.19 time and second place finish, while Walker (24.47), Furuta (24.77) and Nwaenia (24.97) placed fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. Ginn earned a PR in the 400 by finishing second with a 53.32 time, Boyd (54.39) placed third, Martino Porcu earned sixth (57.37), Malcolm Cook tallied a PR with a 57.50 time and CJ Sullivan (1:02.06) finished eighth. Ludovico Cordora collected a new PR with a 2:22.36 time and seventh-place finish in the 800. Bryan Taniguchi (5:12.58) posted a new PR in the 1,600 with a ninth-place finish. Miles Craven (11:59.63) and Carl Li (12:25.29) placed 10th and 11th, respectively, in the 3,200-meter run, while the latter set a new PR in the event.
In the field events, Martinez (38-9.50 mark) set a new PR with his second-place finish in the boys’ triple jump.

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WESTRIDGE

The Westridge varsity track and field finalists include Fiona Hastings (front row, from left), Blaire Washington, Ella Bilu, Holly Nutting, Z Gutierrez, Ivy Angus, Atlanta Carrig-Braun, Ximena Alvarado and Tori Nutting. Back: Jordan Chavis, Anna Kleindorfer, Jessica Tanouye, Jaime Reichmann, Katherine Northrop, Isabella Song, Lindsay Charles, Kaitlyn Hong, Claire Swift and Avery Burke.

The Westridge varsity girls’ team finished fourth in the Prep League finals with 61.50 total points.
A trio of Tigers runners set new PRs in the girls’ 1,600 meter run as Z Gutierrez (5:46.84) placed second, Ximena Alvarado (5:59.54) finished fifth and Atalanta Carrig-Braun (6:39.07) earned ninth.
Gutierrez (12:42.06) placed second in the 3,200-meter run, while Alvarado (13:36.75) and Carrig-Braun (14:50.51) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Tori Nutting set a new PR in the 100-meter hurdles with a 22.17 time while finishing fourth.
The team of Anna Kleindorfer, Lindsay Charles, Avery Burke and Jordan Chavis finished third in the 4×100 meter relay with a 55.98 time, while the team of Kaitlyn Hong, Charles, Claire Swift and Kleindorfer placed fourth in the 4×400 meter relay with a 4:38.80 time.
Hong finished sixth in the 800 and set a new PR with a 2:38.22 time.
In the field events, Brooklyn Payne (47-0 mark), Fiona Hastings (44-5 mark), Jessica Tanouye (42-11 mark), Blaire Washington (42-6 mark) and Isla Radisich (35-1 mark) finished sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and 11th, respectively, while setting new PRs in the discus throw. Meanwhile, Jaime Reichmann (57-8 mark) and Ella Bilu (52-2 mark) finished second and third, respectively, while Ivy Angus (28-9 mark) placed 13th. Burke (14-7.25) set a new PR with her third-place finish in the long jump. A pair of Tigers set new PRs in the shot put as Bilu (23-8.50 mark) and Payne (21-2.50 mark) finished sixth and eighth, respectively, while Reichmann (22-3.50) placed seventh. Kleindorfer (4-4 mark) and Burke (4-0) finished tied for sixth and tied for ninth, respectively, in the girls’ high jump.

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ST. FRANCIS
The Golden Knights recently competed in the Mission League finals at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks.
Dario Rock (14.24) earned first in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles while Milo Orona (16.02) placed seventh. Rock also placed second in the 300 hurdles with a 40.19 time. Luke Metcalf (1:58.97) placed fourth in the 800. Hayden Owen (4:23.23) and Metcalf (4:24.82) placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 1,600, while Samuel Franco (4:31.34) finished ninth. Owen (9:36.47), Franco (9:59.01), Noe Barraza (10:10.24), Timothy Parisi (10:39.52) and Aidan Guzman (10:50.30) finished the boys 3,200 meter run in fourth, ninth, 14th, 16th and 20th, respectively. The 4×100 relay team of Orona, Rock, Andrew Howard and Drushun Phillips finished sixth with a 46.22 time, while the boys 4×400 meter relay team of Metcalf, Owen Masayon, Owen and Clint Geryak also finished sixth with a 3:46.39 time.
In the field events, Geryak (14-05.00 mark) finished first in the pole vault, while Orona (J6-00.00 mark) and Leland Lieberg (5-10.00 mark) finished second and third, respectively, in the high jump. Rock (21-03.50 mark) and Orona (20-10.50 mark) finished third and sixth, respectively, while Logan Collazo (17-03.25 mark) and Phillips (15-02.75 mark) placed 23rd and 27th, respectively, in the long jump. In the triple jump, Lieberg (41-11.50 mark) and Collazo (33-05.50 mark) placed fourth and 15th, respectively. Preston Jernegan (46-09.00 mark) finished fourth, Phillip Ocon (40-02.00 mark), Racin Delgatty (39-10.50 mark) and Nasir Tatum (38-00.00 mark) placed fourth, 15th, 16th and 20th, respectively, in the shot put.

FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART
The Tologs recently competed in the Mission League finals at Notre Dame High School.
Izzy Mozillo (2:34.88) finished first in the girls’ 800-meter run, while Paige Perkins (2:46.72), Michelle Houser (2:51.66) and Jadyn Walsh (2:51.75) placed sixth, eighth and ninth, respectively. Luella Hood (64.85) placed second in the 400 while Morgan Birkett (67.30) and Aideen Alpuerto (67.85) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Sachiko Kaneko-Grun (13.31) and Sofia Parker (13.82) placed third and seventh, respectively, in the 100 while Kaneko-Grun (27.92) finished fourth in the 200-meter dash. Annie Ramirez (6:06.89) and Erika Caballero (6:19.76) claimed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 1,600, Eva Lopez (6:39.92) placed 10th and Maya Ismail (7:28.87) finished 14th. Adelina Van Dyck (13:23.57) and Mari Owen (13:35.62) finished third and fourth in the 3,200 while Abby Schad (14:47.09) placed sixth. The Tologs 4×400 team of Alpuerto, Paige Perkins, Josie Perkins and Hood placed fourth with a 4:54.79 race time.

LA SALLE
The Lancers varsity boys’ and girls’ teams recently competed in the Del Rey League finals at Serra High in Gardena.
John Alvarez (16.08) finished first in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, while Andrew Lai (20.10) and Andrew Yu (20.59) placed fifth and sixth, respectively. John Alvarez (41.13) finished first in the 300 meter hurdles, while Lai (48.22), Daniel Alvarez (51.42) and Yu (51.50) placed sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively. The 4×100 meter relay team of Rashaad Austin, Aidan Chiu, Emile Olgin, Angelo Godoy, Keanu Widjaja and Yu placed third with a 44.52 time, while the 4×400 team of Austin, Olgin, Diego Mejia and Alexandro Alvarez finished fifth with a 3:48.80 time. Alexandr Alvarez (4:30.56) placed third in the 1,600 while Daniel Alvarez (5:29.79) placed 10th. Godoy (11.06) finished third in the 100-meter dash. Alexandr Alvarez (9:49.06) placed third in the 3,200.
In the boys’ field events, John Alvarez earned a first-place finish with his 5-02.00 mark in the high jump. Thomas Gomez won the shot put with a 43-10.00 mark, while Carlos Nuevo (35-01.50 mark) and Carlos Romo (20-07.00 mark) placed ninth and 17th, respectively. Gomez also won the discuss throw with a 109-11 mark, Nuevo (93-03 mark) placed fourth and Romo (58-11 mark) placed eighth. Liam Quinn earned a first-place finish in the pole vault with an 8-06.00 mark. Austin (20-03.00 mark), Yu (16-05.00 mark) and Lai (15-10.00 mark) placed fifth, eighth and ninth, respectively, in the long jump. John Alvarez (40-09.00 mark), Godoy (40-07.50 mark), Austin (38-11.00 mark) and Lai (32-10.00 mark) placed third, fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
In the girls’ competitions, Mia Reid won the 100-meter hurdles with a 15.66 time, while Giulia Bhatia (22.02) placed eighth. Reid also won the 300 hurdles with a 47.18 time, while Bhatia (53.51) and Carissa Santoyo (55.18) finished sixth and seventh, respectively.
Tabitha Frumento (14:20.12) and Olivia Bohanec (14:22.29) claimed first and second, respectively, in the 3,200. Monique Kirland (1:03.13) placed fifth in the 400, while Abigail Pejsa (2:50.17) finished eighth in the 800-meter run. The 4×400 meter relay team of Farrah McGarry, Reid, Lee and Kirland placed third with a 4:21.27 time.
In the field events, Santoyo (34-04.50 mark) and McGarry (33-01.00 mark) collected second and third-place finishes in the girls’ triple jump, while Ryley Fong (30-02.25 mark), Kirland (29-06.00 mark) and Bhatia (29-01.00) placed sixth, seventh and ninth, respectively. Reid (16-07.00), Lee (16-00.00) and Daniela Ledesma (15-03.00) placed sixth, eighth and 10th, respectively, in the long jump. Andrea Ma (27-02.00 mark), Augie Matsuura (23-07.25), Lilianna Frias (20-08.00 mark) and Chelsea Lingao (18-07.00) placed sixth, ninth, 11th and 13th, respectively. Frias claimed a second-place finish in the discus throw with a 75-09 mark, while Ma (72-09 mark), Matsuura (62-00 mark) and Lingao (55-07 mark) placed fourth, sixth and eighth, respectively.