First published in the May 6 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.
The South Pasadena High School boys’ and girls’ varsity track and field teams hosted the Rio Hondo League finals last Friday.
The South Pas girls’ 4×100 meter relay team of Jacqueline Sides, Lyla Keller, Skye Harris and Annalea Pearson won the race with a 49.13, while the 4×400 relay team of Perri Koo, Kerrigan Riley, Sides and Mia Holden claimed second with a 4:13.64 time. Pearson (12.48) and Keller (12.56) placed first and second, respectively, in the 100 meters, while Harris (13.34) was sixth, Zoe Schlaak (13.47) finished seventh and Stephanie Li (13.65) earned eighth.
Abigail Errington (11:03.14) and Amelie Geoffron (11:19.25) placed first and second, respectively, in the 3,200 while Chloe Koo (12:10.62), Saidbh Byrne (12:19.43), Sofia Humphrey (12:23.26) and Gabriela Rodriguez (13:14.01) placed fifth, sixth, seventh and 10th, respectively. Keller won the 200 with a 25.97 time, while Sides (26.55) and Perri Koo (27.16) placed third and fourth, respectively. A trio of South Pas athletes placed in the top five in the 1,600 as Errington (5:04.12) was second, Sydney Morrow (5:10.07) posted a third-place finish and Geoffron (5:15.07) finished fourth. Meanwhile, Chloe Koo (5:28.89), Humphrey (5:40.97), Kiana Dettman (6:03.80) and Mai Koyama (6:23.73) placed sixth, seventh, eighth and 10th, respectively. Sides posted a second-place finish in the 400 with a 60.95 time, while Perri Koo (61.85) earned fourth. Holden finished second in the 100-meter hurdles with a 15.40 time and placed second in the 300-meter hurdles with a 45.62 time. Riley (2:27.40), Tyra Williams (2:34.30), Kaile Fernandes (2:37.83) and Rodriguez (2:38.22) placed fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 800.
In the girls’ field events, Peyton Washington-Gauzer (4-07.00 mark) won the high jump, while Brooke Toshima (4-05.00 mark) and Solana Cordon (4-01.00) placed second and fourth, respectively.
Zoe Tibbo won the long jump with a 17-01.50 mark, while Kezia Gavlak (15-09.50) and Keller (15-08.50) posted third and fourth-place finishes, respectively. Tibbo also claimed second in the pole vault with a 9-06.00 mark. Holden won the triple jump with a 38-00.50 mark, while Tibbo (36-04.00), Kezia Gavlak (33-01.50) and Elaine Lee (29-02.00) placed second, third and sixth, respectively. Violet Main won the shot put with a 31-04.00 mark, while Zoe Hollingsworth (30-06.00), Luna Encinas (26-08.50), Carolina Garavito (26-00.00) and Amanda Ruiz (24-09.50) placed third, fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively. Main won the discus throw with a 92-11 mark while Encinas (69-05) finished third.
Keeran Murray won the boys’ 800-meter run with a 1:57.87 time, Jason Baek (2:00.22) placed third, Ian McLendon (2:06.60) finished fourth, and Karl Tizon (2:09.86), Noah Kuhn (2:13.25) and Nathan Rodak (2:18.49) claimed sixth, eighth and 10th, respectively.
Brady Nakamura won the 3,200 meters with a 9:55.59, Joshua Ramirez (10:04.95) posted a third-place finish, Philson Ho (10:37.40) claimed fifth, and Kuhn (11:35.10) and Jennoh Rhee (11:56.46) finished seventh and ninth, respectively. South Pasadena’s 4×100 meter relay team of Lionelle Limqueco Jr., Kainoa Jones, Logan Vargas and Henry Thompson placed third with a 44.01 time, while the 4×400 meter relay team of Limqueco Jr., Jones, Thompson and Logan Vargas also placed third with a 3:31.52 time. Thompson (15.78), Peter Dickinson (17.19) and Aidan Villasenor (19.93) placed second, fourth and sixth, respectively, in the 110-meter hurdles. Nakamura posted a second-place finish in the 1,600 with a 4:25.75 time, Liam De Villa Bourke (4:40.79) placed fourth, Jack Ishibashi (4:49.06) claimed sixth, and Austin Borgerding (4:58.71) and Kaden Chai (5:02.36) finished eighth and ninth, respectively.
Limqueco Jr. claimed second in the 400-meter dash with a 52.41 time, while Logan Vargas (52.90) and Jeff Chen (55.04) placed fourth and sixth, respectively. Thompson (41.09) and Dickinson (45.24) finished third and fifth, respectively, in the 300-meter hurdles. Jones (11.33) and Zeke Gavlak (11.76) placed fourth and sixth, respectively, in the 100-meter dash. Limqueco Jr. (24.00) finished sixth in the 200.
In the field events, Nikolas Iwankiw won the shot put with a 62-07.50 mark, and Noah Leider (51-04.50) and Isaiah Cooper (43-06.00) placed second and third, respectively. Meanwhile, Aidan Marrujo (38-06.00) claimed fifth, Giacomo Mastromatteo (37-11.50) finished sixth, Raymond Kwak (37-04.50) took seventh and Matthew Vargas (31-02.50) placed 13th. Iwankiw also won the discus throw with a 182-05 mark, while Leider (133-10), Kwak (110-05) and Cooper (101-01) posted second, third and fifth-place finishes.
Niko Lawrence (6-00.00) and Sage Wayans (5-06.00) placed first and second, respectively, in the high jump. Lawrence won the long jump with a 21-00.00 mark, while Wayans (18-06.00) and Villasenor (17-01.50) placed sixth and 10th, respectively. Lawrence won the triple jump with a 41-00.00 mark, Villasenor (38-06.50) placed second, Zeke Gavlak (38-03.00) claimed third, and Gavin Faulmino (37-04.00), Wayans (36-07.00) and Dickinson (36-03.50) finished seventh, eighth and ninth, respectively.
Averell Chen won the pole vault with a 12-06.00 mark while Dickinson (8-06.00) placed third.