SportsScope : Swift Sprinters Make Muir Team to Beat in Relays

Muir High School, which has one of the top boys track and field teams in the state, heads 75 schools in the 24th annual Bishop Amat Invitational Relays at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College Stadium in Walnut.

The Mustangs, coached by Bill Paul, are particularly strong in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 400- and 1,600-meter relays.

Muir is led by junior Corey Ealy, who has produced times of 10.6 seconds in the 100 and 21.6 in the 200, and junior Ricky Ervins, who has run the 100 in 10.83.

The two also are key members of the Mustang 400-meter relay team, which has the No. 3 clocking in the nation at 41.14 seconds. Muir also has a state best of 3:17.60 in the 1,600-meter relay. Both marks were established at the Pasadena Games last week.


In addition, the Mustangs have depth with Terrance Williams in the long and triple jumps, Rick Shaw in the 800-meter run and Tyrone Jeffries in the 110-meter high hurdles.

Other outstanding San Gabriel Valley competitors are Leland Adams of West Covina, who has done 21.6 in the 200 and 48.4 seconds in the 400, pole-vaulter Alan Cammack of South Hills and shot-putter Dan Tunnicliff of Arcadia.

Among the top girls competing are Rosalyn Mitchell of Diamond Bar in the long jump, Li Ili of Nogales in the discus, Rowland’s Brandi Gail in the shot put, Amy Dabul of Temple City in the 3,200-meter run and Walnut’s Lisa Vanderburg in the 300-meter low hurdles.

Scott Williams of Wilson High (Hacienda Heights) and Stacey Augmon of Muir, among the top high school basketball players in the nation, will play in the 22nd Dapper Dan Roundball Classic on Sunday at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena.


Williams, a 6-10 center who will play for North Carolina next season, has been named California player of the year by Gatorade. He led Wilson to the state Division II title and averaged 20 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocked shots a game.

Augmon, a 6-8 senior forward who led Muir to the CIF Southern Section 4-A title, averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocked shots. He is being recruited by NCAA powers Kansas, Nevada-Las Vegas, Texas-El Paso and Washington.

Other California players in the game, which features many of the top seniors in the nation, are Stevie Thompson of Crenshaw, Chris Munk of Riordan (San Francisco) and Earl Duncan of St. Monica.

Senior defender Michelle Woodward, who led Arcadia High girls to the CIF Southern Section 2-A soccer finals, has been named the division’s defensive player of the year.


Woodward, whose team dropped a 1-0 decision to Bishop Montgomery in the title game, was joined on the All-CIF 2-A first team by two other San Gabriel Valley players--teammate Caryn McNamee, a senior midfielder, and sophomore forward Kiersten Taub of Walnut.

Claremont and Temple City also placed two girls on first teams. Claremont landed senior midfielder Shanna Haines and senior defender Joanne Mills on the 4-A squad and Temple City placed senior defender Stacy Renko and junior forward Cathie Cleman in 2-A.

La Salle and Monrovia high schools, which reached the soccer semifinals in the boys CIF Southern Section 2-A Division, have placed two players each on the division’s All-CIF first team.

La Salle, a 2-1 loser to Central (El Centro) in the semifinals, landed junior defender Casey Pirih and senior forward Tim Sides. Monrovia placed senior midfielder Efrin Montes and senior forward Brian Peterson.


Other San Gabriel Valley players on the first team are senior midfielder Dennis Buchanan of Edgewood, junior forward Galdino Rodriguez of Keppel and senior forward Chris Torres of Baldwin Park.

First-team selections in other divisions include seniors Abdeil Alvarez of Claremont and Armando Luna of Muir in 4-A; seniors Reggie Hartly of Walnut and Mark Oliveres of Wilson (Hacienda Heights) and junior Craig Turley of Diamond Bar in 3-A and senior Derek Baggerly of Webb in 1-A.