Bulldogs, Bears Compete in Pacific League Finals

First published in the May 7 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Burbank High School varsity boys’ and girls’ track and field teams recently competed in the Pacific League finals at Arcadia High school last Thursday.

Both teams finished as league runners-up, as the boys’ varsity team totaled 160 points and the varsity girls’ team finished with 115 total points. Meanwhile, the Burroughs High School varsity boys’ team placed fourth with 62 total points, while the girls’ team claimed fifth with 61 total points.

BURBANK BOYS

Jack Sapyta won the boys’ 400-meter dash with a 49.55 time, while James Kwon (53.60) took sixth. Sapyta also won the 200 with a 22.10 time. Kwon won the 300-meter hurdles with a 41.73 time, while Quint Bastian (46.18) took fourth. The boys 4×100 meter relay team of Vinnie Gomes de Salvi, Sebastian Ottosson, Koji Nakazawa and Sapyta placed second with a 44.00 time, while the 4×400 meter relay team of Ricardo Mujica, Ottosson, Kwon and Sapyta placed fifth with a 3:44.18 time.

Bastian (17.90) and Kwon (18.69) claimed second and third, respectively, in the 110 hurdles, while Maxwell Harmon (21.02) placed eighth. Mujica (2:05.39) and Dylan La Marsna (2:11.83) placed seventh and 10th, respectively, in the 800. Mujica (4:40.38) placed eighth in the 1,600. Ottosson (11.3) claimed eighth in the 100-meter dash. Isaac Arroyo (11:03.65), Sanjay Dhamodharan (11:12.46) and Christopher Camarena (11:22.40) placed 16th, 18th and 22nd, respectively, in the 3,200.

In the field events, Joshua Michael Jimenez won the discus throw with a 120-04 mark, Jacob Fabian (117-09) took third, Troy Albert Cedeno (109-06) placed fifth, William Gillespie (97-10) claimed sixth, and Nicholas Laloudakis (88-06) and John Varga (82-08) finished eighth and 11th, respectively. Fabian (41-01.00) and Joshua Michael Jimenez (40-11.00) finished first and second, respectively, in the shot put, while Albert Cedeno (36-11.00), Gillespie (33-09.00), Varga (31-03.00) and Laloudakis (27-04.00) finished fifth, sixth, seventh and 12th, respectively. Ogden Lucsik (11-03.00) and Gavin Lucsik (11-03.00) finished first and second, respectively, in the pole vault. Kai Sebastian took second in the high jump with a 5-10.00 mark. Sebastian (19-11.75) claimed third in the long jump, while Ogden Lucsik (17-11.50) and Nakazawa (17-06.75) finished seventh and ninth, respectively. Ogden Lucsik collected a third-place finish in the triple jump with a 36-11.00 mark.

BURBANK GIRLS

Amelie Guyot took second in the girls’ 3,200 meters with an 11:53.53 time. The 4×400 meter relay team of Emma Cusumano, Aryana Padua Maldonado, Leilani Henderson and Kennedy Bruce claimed a third-place finish with a 51.71 time, while the 4×400 relay team of Padua Maldonado, Carolina Leon, Bruce and Juliette Lambert also finished third with a 4:22.00 time. Guyot (5:20.46) placed third in the 1,600, while Nicole Mireles (5:59.09) finished 12th. Padua Maldonado posted a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles. Leon (1:02.23) and Lambert (1:03.50) finished fourth and seventh, respectively, in the 400.

Padua Maldonado tallied a fourth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a 49.68 time. Bruce (27.51) and Padua Maldonado (28.28) finished fourth and sixth, respectively, in the 200. Bruce placed fourth in the 100 with a 12.9 time, while Henderson (14.1) claimed eighth place. Mireles (2:38.86) placed 10th in the 800 meters.

In the girls’ field events, Katherine Bui won the shot put with a 32-10.00 mark, while Ayanna Reese (23-07.00) and Liberty Crume (20-01.00) claimed eighth and 11th, respectively. Cusumano won the high jump with a 5-00.00 mark, while Maliwanag (4-06.00), Amanda SanGabriel (3-10.00) and Henderson (3-08.00) finished fifth, seventh and eighth, respectively. Cusumano tallied a second-place finish with a 15-09.25 mark in the long jump, while Mia Castro (14-03.00) and SanGabriel (11-04.25) claimed sixth and 16th, respectively. Bui placed third in the discus throw with a 106-09 mark, while Arpine Khechatourian (86-04), Crume (71-11) and Maliwanag (71-08) finished sixth, eighth and ninth, respectively. Maliwanag posted a fourth-place finish in the triple jump with a 32-09.00 mark.

BURROUGHS BOYS

Frank Beckett (44.75) placed second in the 300-meter hurdles, while Nicholas Gonzalez (47.71) took seventh. The 4×100 meter relay team of Dilan Webster, Winsor Harmon, William Benton and Drake Vickers finished third with a 44.01 time. Jalen Leighton posted a fourth-place finish in the 3,200 with a 9:40.57 time, while Robert Church (9:48.83) and Leon Rubarts (9:50.02) finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Gonzalez placed seventh in the 110 hurdles with a 20.99 time, Koji Schroeder took seventh in the 400 with a 54.12 time, and Vickers also placed seventh with a 11.2 time in the boys’ 100-meter dash.

In the field events, Webster won the long jump with a 21-02.00 mark, Benton (19-11.50) placed fourth and Jayden Menchaca (17-06.00) finished 10th. Menchaca took second in the triple jump with a 39-09.00 mark. Aiden Giampietro (91-05) and Rider Koenig (75-02) placed seventh and 13th, respectively, in the discus throw. Giampietro (28-10.00) and Koenig (26-01.00) also placed ninth and 13th, respectively, in the shot put.

BURROUGHS GIRLS

Sofia Samuelson earned a third-place finish with a 12.7 time in the girls’ 100-meter dash while also claiming third in the 200 with a 27.37 time. Sophia Navarro (12:05.35) and Vivienne Cannon (12:31.43) collected fourth and fifth-place finishes, respectively, in the 3,200. Cannon (5:38.63) placed fifth in the 1,600-meter run.

Lindsey Mazarei (18.00) and Lily Castiel (18.21) finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 100-meter hurdles. Zoe Askerneese finished fifth in the 800, while Roxy Igoe (2:41.38) and Katherine Levy (2:41.86) claimed 11th and 12th, respectively. Meanwhile, Mazarei took fifth in the 300-meter hurdles with a 53.57 time.

In the girls’ field events, Castiel claimed a second-place finish with a 9-09.00 mark in the pole vault. Otelia Lighthill took second in the discus throw with a 106-11 mark, while Avanti Jimenez (60-09) finished 11th. Lighthill (J23-07.00) and Jimenez (20-02.00) also placed ninth and 10th, respectively, in the shot put.