Margarito Casillas of Hoover High, Nada Kawar and Martin Hilke of Crescenta Valley, and Tony Carruthers of St. Francis qualified for Friday's Masters Meet at Cerritos College in the Southern Section Track and Field championships on Saturday.

Casillas had the second-fastest time of the meet in placing second in the 4-A Division 3,200 meters in 9 minutes 5.79 seconds.

Kawar defended her 4-A title in the shotput with an effort of 42 feet 8 inches, and Hilke set a personal best in placing second in the 4-A high jump, clearing 6-7.

Carruthers also cleared 6-7 in the high jump, placing second in the 1-A high jump to help lead St. Francis to a fourth-place tie in the team standings.

Carruthers also placed sixth in the long jump at 21-3 1/2 and teamed with Chris Childs, Fred Brashear and Erik Hewko on the Golden Knights' 1,600 relay team, which finished third in a school-record 3:2.98.

The top five in each event at the Masters Meet will advance to the State meet June 5-6 at Cerritos College.

St. Francis and Flintridge Prep stayed alive in the Southern Section baseball playoffs, but Glendale was eliminated by losing a 10-inning game.

St. Francis defeated Bonita, 5-1, in a first-round 3-A game Friday as John Workman pitched a five-hitter. The Golden Knights went on to edge La Mirada, 4-3, in 10-innings Tuesday.

Paul Otto pitched seven innings as Flintridge Prep beat Cate, 6-1, in a Small Schools game. The Rebels defeated First Lutheran, 18-0, on Tuesday.

Glendale lost to Hart, 3-2, in 10 innings in a 5-A game at Hart. Jason Greenberg pitched a complete game for Glendale, which finished 11-9.

Four members of the Franklin softball team, which lost to Roosevelt in the semifinals of the City Section 3-A playoffs, have been selected to the All-City team.

Sophomore pitcher Danica Parra, junior catcher Veronica Parra, sophomore infielder Veronica Olguin and senior outfielder Maribel Cortez were selected to the All-City team after leading the Panthers to a 15-3 record.

The Hoover High softball team advanced to the second round of the Southern Section softball playoffs with a 5-0 victory over Burbank. The Tornadoes, champion of the Pacific League, went on to defeat Lakewood, 1-0, in 11 innings Tuesday.

Crescenta Valley defeated Peninsula, 4-0, in the first round and then beat Millikan, 3-0. on Tuesday.

La Canada defeated Pius X, 9-2, in the first round of the 2-A playoffs. The Spartans hosted Corona on Wednesday.

Flintridge Prep beat San Gabriel Mission, 16-3, in a 1-A opener and defeated Tehachapi, 7-6, Tuesday.

The La Canada boys' volleyball team was eliminated from the Southern Section 3-A playoffs with a first-round loss to Notre Dame.

La Canada was behind, 2-1, but came back to tie the match and force a fifth game. Notre Dame took the fifth game, 15-11.

La Canada finished 12-7.


Jesse Torres, a distance runner from Glendale College, has made an unwritten agreement to attend Adams State in Colorado.

Torres, who advanced to the Southern California Track and Field championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase will join Oved Aguirre, Oscar Perez and Grace Padilla, who have already signed with the NCAA Division II school.


Kim Ojeda of Cal State Los Angeles shaved more than 27 seconds off her 5,000-meter best, clocking 17:7.4 to qualify for this week's NCAA Division II Track and Field championships at the Santa Monica Distance Carnival Saturday.

Ojeda, a City 3,200-meter champion at Eagle Rock High, placed seventh in the nation in cross-country in November.

The Tiger Club, Occidental's booster group, will hold its annual Senior Recognition Dinner June 12 at the Castaway restaurant in Burbank.

Top senior scholar athletes will be honored at the event.


Tony Carruthers, St. Francis--Carruthers, a senior, leaped 6-7 to finish second in the 1-A Division at the Southern Section track and field championships.

Carruthers, who will compete in the Masters Meet Friday at Cerritos College, helped lead St. Francis to its first league championship since 1967.


Kim Ojeda, Cal State Los Angeles--Ojeda, a former City Section 3,200-meter champion at Eagle Rock High, qualified for this week's NCAA Division II Track and Field championships by clocking 17:7.4 seconds in the 5,000-meter event at a meet in Santa Monica last weekend.


The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena is sponsoring a club water polo team for girls in seventh through 12th grades. Information: (818) 957-1090.

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