By Marion Wood
The South Pasadena High School track team swept all four levels in the meet against La Canada this Thursday night. The team was missing several key athletes, but managed to dominate in almost all events.
“We beat La Canada really badly all around,” sophomore Ellie Kutzer said. “The whole team did really well today- every race I watched, there were South Pas kids at the front.”
The sprinters came out strong, winning all 4×100 and 4×400 meter relays on the track. For the hurdles, senior captain Nina Acebo claimed first in the womens’ 100 and 300 meter hurdles, and junior Cory Atwater won first in the mens’ 110 and second in the 300 meter hurdles. Acebo also won in long jump, followed by junior Grace Meier. The throwers did similarly well, with senior Sophia Hathaway claiming second in the shot put.
“We did really well overall, especially considering all lot of our athletes are training more for the end of the season,” Hathaway said.
The team is now preparing for their next league match against San Marino next Thursday, April 16th, at the home field at 3:15 p.m.
“Evidently, we have a really strong team,” junior Cory Atwater said. “We still managed a pretty solid win, even though a lot of our athletes didn’t compete, and the ones who did were preparing for bigger meets this weekend.”