South Pasadena track coach CB Richards threw a party and they came from near and far to join in the festivities, namely a world class track meet. In what has become one of the premier prep track meets in the nation, athletes from as far away as New Zealand, Alaska and Canada came to compete in their specialties. Local competitors from Southland high schools also took part in the numerous events. Youngsters from the Tiger team also contested for the medals awarded, with one contender notably standing out.
Long Jumper, Tiger senior BJ Ubani, set a meet record of 22’2″ in his event to out jump challengers from all over the nation. The acclaimed track meet gets bigger annually with more schools from all over the globe participating. Coach Richards beamed with pride as he viewed the packed stands and hundreds of athletes that vied for the honor of obtaining a medal. The Tiger Invite is held in conjunction with the prestigious Arcadia Invitational meet, one of the oldest meets for preps in the nation. Above, thousands in packed stands at Solari Stadium witnessed one of the sprint races.
PHOTOS BY HENK FRIEZER