Track and field athletes excel at triple dual meet against Blair, San Marino, and Temple City

Story by Ellie Campbell
Sports Editor

Photo by Ella Jayasekera
Photo Editor

The SPHS track and field team continued to dominate in the Rio Hondo League in a triple dual meet against Blair, Temple City, and San Marino on Thursday, April 29.

The boys division excelled, triumphing over Temple city 110-5, San Marino 102-13, and Blair 111-5. The girls team also soundly defeated the opposition finishing with scores of 93-7 against Temple City, 95-12 against San Marino, and 97-2 against Blair. 

Senior Ferrel Mansano exceeded in the men’s 200m, setting a personal record of 22.58 seconds and taking first. Senior Andrew Parkinson also beat a personal record of his placing first in the men’s 1600m race with his record time of 2:00.59. 

Sophomore Annalea Pearson set her personal record with a 26.92 second run to take first in the 100m. Although the girls team was unable to outrun Temple City in the mile, the Tigers dominated in the 3200m with junior Sydney Morrow coming in first with 11:52.18 and senior Lindsay Michels following close behind with 11:54.08. 

In field events, senior Terrance Sweetman jumped an outstanding 18 feet and 8 inches earning first place. Junior Nikolas Iwanki’s record 52 foot 6 inch throw easily placed him in first for boy’s shot put, along with junior Violet Main’s 31 foot and 10 inch throw for girls. 

The team will race in the Tiger Invitational on Friday, May 7. 

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