Pacific League Relays: Crescenta Valley High won six of the seven relay events at Burbank High on Friday to score 108 points and edge second-place Arcadia (88).
“[Arcadia] had beaten us in a lot of the races [on Thursday in the Millikan relays at Belmont Plaza pool],” Falcons Coach Jan Sakonju said. “So today, the boys were definitely excited and ready to compete to set the tone for the league and they really stepped up their performances.”
The day was highlighted by a win and an automatic CIF-qualifying time of 3 minutes 18.67 seconds in the 4x100-yard freestyle relay for Josh Chi, Tristan Winterhalter, Chris Veselich and Sharif Alaoui.
Chi, Winterhalter and Veselich also teamed with Thomson Gilles, Tanner Kober and Daniel Olson for a win in the 6x50 freestyle relay in 2:44.86.
Alaoui, Winterhalter, Jason Kim and Andrew De Jong won the 200-medley relay in 1:39.78, also a CIF automatic time, and De Jong and Kim teamed with Eric Jang and Ho Jean Yoon for a win in the 4x50 breaststroke in 1:57.42.
De Jong, Chi, Alaoui and Aiman Ibrahim won the 4x50 butterfly in 1:43.53 and Ibrahim was also part of the winning 4x50 backstroke team (1:50.31) along with Kim, Kober and Barkev Arslanian.
Flintridge Prep 3, Rio Hondo Prep 2: Lydia Kay (1-1) went seven innings in the circle and struck out six, while also driving in two runs in the Rebels’ Prep League opener on the road Friday.
Alina Khodadian was two for three with a double and two runs scored for Prep (2-5).
BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD
St. Francis 89, Chaminade 30: Kyle Palazzolo, Luther Walker, Matt Laing and TJ Tree each won a pair of individual events for the Golden Knights (2-1) in a Mission League dual meet Friday.
Palazzolo won the 1,600-meter race in 4 minutes 53.23 seconds before capturing the 3,200 (10:54.08). Walker won the 100 (11:56) and the triple jump (42 feet 11 inches). Laing took the 400 (54.28) and the 200 (24.16). Tree finished first in the 110 high hurdles (16.82) and the 300 high hurdles (44.12).
Javier Soto of St. Francis won the long jump (19-3).
Hoover 102, Pasadena 21: Highbert Davtian won three individual events Thursday for the host Tornadoes (2-0) in a Pacific League dual meet. Davtian won the pole vault in 9 feet before taking the triple jump (37-1) and the high jump (5-6).
Brian Trejo won the 1,600-meter race in 4 minutes 53 seconds and the 800 (2:17). Harold Tabora won the 400 (52.0) and the 200 (23.92) for the Tornadoes, who got a personal-best mark of 42-3 from Wyatt Bowers in the shot put.
GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD
Hoover 75, Pasadena 35: Katherine Brouwer was a triple winner Thursday for the Tornadoes (1-1) in a Pacific League home dual meet. Brouwer won the 1,600-meter race in 6 minutes 14 seconds before winning the 800 (2:50) and the 3,200 (14:18).
Logan McNair won the 100 (13.98) and the 200 (29.0) for the Tornadoes, who got a victory from Paige Hollis in the 100 high hurdles (17.0).
Crescenta Valley 205, Crespi 214: The Falcons (4-1) picked up a nonleague win Thursday at Brookside Golf Course No. 1 in Pasadena. Michael Timpson carded an even-par 36 for Crescenta Valley, which got 41s from Jae Lee and Nigel Alandy.
Glendale Community College 5, Santa Barbara City College 4: The host Vaqueros picked up a big Western State Conference victory Thursday, as Marko Gortinski and Paul Nagapetyan worked together to notch an 8-6 win.
Ryan Stanbury, Rony Yeghnazary, Joey Tresierras and Gortinski picked up singles wins for the Vaqueros, who improved to 6-1 in conference.
Glendale Community College 8, Santa Barbara City College 1: Visiting Glendale college notched six singles wins to earn a Western State Conference victory Thursday. Meldia Hacobian, Monique Palmera, Sarah Aguilar, Minelli Ebrahimi, Armine Balayan and Alex Tzvetanova all won in singles.
Glendale Community College 12, West L.A. College 10: Laz Fonta hit a two-run single in the top of the ninth inning to put the Vaqueros up, 12-7, and Tony Banuelos, Jr. recorded a one-out save on a strikeout with the bases loaded to seal a win on the road for Glendale college on Thursday.
Spencer Smith started and went six innings to pick up the win and Miguel Alvarez had three hits and was a home run shy of the cycle. Kevin Dultz added a pair of doubles for the Vaqueros, who improved to 13-10 and 6-7 in the Western State Conference South Division.