Burnham Shines in ’89 Outdoor Debut

Angela Burnham of Rio Mesa High made an impressive outdoor season debut in the Spartan Relays at Rio Mesa on Saturday.

The defending state champion in the 100 and 200 meters, Burnham won the 100 in 11.84 seconds, equaling the fastest high school time in the nation this season.

Inger Miller of Muir, runner-up in the 100 at last year’s state meet, ran a hand-timed 11.6 this season, which converts to a fully automatic time of 11.84.

Burnham, a senior, also anchored Rio Mesa’s relay teams to second-place finishes in the 400 (49.43) and sprint medley (1:51.6) events. Hawthorne won both relays in 49.05 and 1:50.4, respectively.


Rio Mesa placed second behind Hawthorne in the girls’ team standings, 70-59.

Hawthorne, the two-time defending state champion, also ran away with the boys’ title, outscoring Rio Mesa, 86-44.

Russell White of Crespi was a no-show in the 100, won by Hawthorne’s Curtis Conway in 10.86.

Rio Mesa sophomore Patrick Van Scoy won the discus (160 feet, 4 inches) and Bryan Dameworth of Agoura pulled away from Mike Williamson of Thousand Oaks in the last 600 meters to win the 3,200 in nine minutes, 19.9 seconds.


In another meet, Tony Borquez of Alemany High won the 100 (10.6) at the Quartz Hill Relays.