Photo by Matt Scholtz
The boys and girls’ varsity track teams swept Alhambra in their first dual meet of the year on Thursday, March 2, at the Tigers’ home. The Tigers took a commanding 98-23 win on the girls’ side, and the boys’ showcased dominance with a 110-11 victory. Both teams continued each’s impressive streak of dual meet wins: 42 for the girls and 21 for the boys.
The Moors’ strongest events were in the distance events on the girls’ varsity side, taking first in all the events. However, sophomore Elizabeth Bock captured second place in the mile with a time of 5:42. Senior Kieran Press-Reynolds and junior Ben Clark placed first and second in the boys’ mile as well with times of 4:26 and 4:51 minutes, respectively, and junior Oliver Chang gave a strong performance in the two mile, winning first at 10:04. Chang also garnered first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:05.
South Pas garnered first place in every sprinting event. Sophomore Ashley Hugasian led the Tigers in sweeping the girls’ open 400 meters with a time of 64.58 seconds, and sophomore Kai Detman followed suit with a 53.71 second quarter. Hugasian also took first in the 300 meter hurdles in 51.14 seconds, and junior Cate Latting picked up first in the 100 meter hurdles in 16.64 seconds. In the 100 meters, junior Jack Renken and freshman Alex Reeves placed first and second with times of 11.76 and 11.81 seconds each. Renken would go on to win the 200 meter sprint in 23.86 seconds. The girls also swept the 200 meters, with sophomore Christina Taylor in the lead. The Tigers continued to dominate in those events, especially on the girls’ side, not allowing Alhambra any of the first three spots in many races. South Pas also found success on all levels on both relays. The girls easily took first in the 4×100 and the 4×400, as did the boys.
The Tigers commanded the field events as well. Senior Max Schoerner jumped 5’10” in the high jump to take first, while junior Jaylen Park placed second with a jump of 5’6”. Schoerner also received second in the long jump at 19’3”, just behind Reeves’ impressive first-time jump of 20’0.5” feet. Freshman Tienhao Wei jumped 39’2” feet in the triple jump, securing first place, while Park earned second. On the girls’ side, South Pas swept high jump, led by junior Molly Round who cleared 4’10”. Latting acquired second, and junior Maddie Saito grabbed third. Junior Harper Fox garnered first in long jump, and senior Amelia De Young took second. Hugasian, a prominent force for the Tigers, also won the top spot in the triple jump at 32’2”. Saito followed to pick up second place.
“For our first meet, I thought we performed well and everyone did great,” Hugasian said. “We have a strong team and if we continue to work hard then we should be very successful in le
The Tigers next race at the Redondo Nike Invite on Saturday, March 11.