May 27, 1995 |
For Courtney Pugmire of Esperanza, the Master's Meet at Cerritos College Friday night meant not only another pair of victories, but also an Orange County record and a spot in the state record books. Pugmire, a senior, ran away from Agoura's Amy Skieresz for the second consecutive week in the 3,200 meters, winning in 10 minutes 14.48 seconds. She advances to the State meet at Cerritos next week.
May 26, 1995 |
You can either be a very good high school sprinter or a great high school hurdler. Casey Jones, a co-coach at Quartz Hill High, told Michelle Perry that at the end of the 1994 track season, and entering tonight's Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos College, Perry appears to have decided on the hurdles. The transition hasn't been easy for Perry, a standout age-group sprinter who placed fifth in the 100 and 200 meters in last year's Southern Section Division I championships as a freshman.
February 25, 1995 |
Calvary Chapel, the defending State champion, leads the county in the Southern Section Masters wrestling meet, which begins at 9:30 a.m. today at Fountain Valley High. The Eagles' eight entrants will join 200 other wrestlers from the section trying to qualify for the State tournament in Stockton next Friday and Saturday. Calvary Chapel is led by Tito Archuleta, Joe Calavitta, Josh Holiday, Ed Mosley, Mike Aguirre and Matt Van Hook.
May 29, 1994 |
A tactical error cost Jason Barreda the Mission League 1,600-meter title. But the Loyola High senior didn't make the same mistake in the Southern Section finals May 21 at Veterans Stadium. Barreda won the Division III title in 4 minutes 20.97 seconds, pulling away with a 61-second final 400 to win the event for the second year in a row. He is only the second Loyola athlete to repeat as Southern Section champion.
May 28, 1994 |
Don't tell Newport Harbor throwing coach Tony Ciarelli that three is a crowd. Sailor throwers Wade Tift, Steve Gonzales and Gina Heads advanced to next week's State meet by finishing in the top five in their events. Tift, who finished fourth in the shot put last season at State, cruised to victory Friday in the Masters Meet at Cerritos College. The UCLA-bound senior put the shot 59 feet 8 1/2 inches on his second of four attempts to win by over two feet.
February 26, 1994 |
From league championships to Southern Section individual and team championships, to section dual team titles, to this. Most of the road leading to the State wrestling championships has been covered. But today's stop, the Masters meet, is the most critical part of the journey. Masters competition, where the top eight finishers from each weight class advance to next week's State finals in Stockton, begins at 9:30 a.m. today at Fountain Valley High.
February 26, 1994 |
James Castaneda's season almost ended two weeks ahead of schedule. Castaneda, from Alemany High and the only area wrestler still undefeated, needed overtime to win his semifinal 112-pound match in the Southern Section Division IV tournament last weekend. But with the win, Castaneda (34-0) clinched a berth in the Masters meet today at Fountain Valley High. Preliminary bouts will start at 9:30 a.m., finals at 4 p.m. The meet combines wrestlers from all four divisions of the Southern Section.
May 29, 1993 |
In a week of unpleasant surprises for the Long Beach Wilson High girls' track team, Erica Sumi provided a little relief Friday night. Sumi, a senior, easily won the 1,600 meters at the Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos College. Her time of 4 minutes 58.48 seconds was seven seconds better than runner-up Carrie Caulkins of Anaheim Esperanza. The victory qualified Sumi for the State meet, next Friday and Saturday at Cerritos College. The top five qualifiers advanced to the State meet.