Laguna athletes first at state

Three Laguna Beach athletes came up with first-place finishes and six others had top 10 placements on June 3 at the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation state meet in Downey.

Christianne Kinder, 13, won the girls’ Division 93 high jump. Her brother, Andrew, 11, won the boys’ Division 91 high jump.

Andrew Landsiedel, competing in boys’ Division 96, won the high jump at 3-feet-9.

Christianne Kinder has had a remarkable run a the annual event, winning the high jump four of the past five years at the state meet. Last year, she finished in second-place.


At this year’s meet, she had a personal best mark of 4 1/2 inches in the high jump.

Other Laguna athletes competing at the state meet: Evan Price (Div. 99) placed third (15.50) in the boys’ 100 and was second (34.32) in the 200; Nicholas Kinsman (Div. 94) finished fifth (4-1) in the boys’ high jump; Chase McClure (Div. 94) was fifth (5:34.30) in the boys’ 1,600; Adam Redding-Kaufman (Div. 94) was ninth (1:06.50) in the boys’ 400; Greer Jacobs (Div. 98) was eighth (1:24.70) in the girls’ 400 and sixth (8-9) in the girls’ long jump, and Emily Lassiter (Div. 99) was fifth (38.40) in the girls’ 200 and third (1:25.20) in the girls’ 400.

The Laguna athletes qualified for the state meet through city and county meets held in April and May, respectively.

In youth water polo:


Playing up in age bracket competition couldn’t keep the Laguna Beach Age Group Water Polo girls’ 14-and-Under team from breaking into the win column last weekend.

Laguna, which is preparing for the Junior Olympics tournament Aug. 2-5, raced out to commanding leads in all three of their matches in finishing the weekend with a 3-0 record.

Laguna 13, Fallbrook 3A three-goal outburst in the first minute of the game propelled Laguna to an easy victory.

Laguna ended up with eight goals in the first quarter and built their lead to 10-0 before Fallbrook scored.

Lida De Groote was the top goal scorer for Laguna with three. Three players — Yoshi Andersen, Melina Masson and Jessie Holechek — had two goals apiece.

Riley Duncan, Candyce Schroeder, Lauren Hampton and Edy Manetta also got into the scoring action. Jessica Shusko, who replaced Manetta in the goal in the third period, recorded three saves.

Laguna 11, Socal 1

Laguna again raced to an early lead in winning their second match.


An 8-0 advantage was built largely by the three-goals scoring of Yoshi Andersen and two apiece from Jessie Holechek and Melina Masson.

Edy Manetta made two early saves in the match before Jessica Shusko and Riley Duncan took turns in goal.

Laguna 13, Tesoro 3In their final match, Laguna built an 11-0 halftime lead and coasted past Tesoro.

Jessie Holechek took top scoring honors with four goals. Candyce Schroeder, Riley Duncan and Bridget Alvarez each scored twice and Edy Manetta, Lida De Groote and Melina Masson all scored once.

Masson also played goalie for one quarter.