Prep pair pulls in all-league honors

GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.


A pair of Flintridge Prep girls' basketball players received All-Prep League recognition.

Freshman guard Maya Okamoto was named to the first team and senior forward/guard Kristin Shum was selected to the second team.

Okamoto averaged a team-high 15.2 points per game for the Rebels, who finished 8-16 and 5-7 in league for fourth place. She finished with a team-best 48 three-pointers and averaged 1.5 steals per league contest.

"She was able to find people for shots, and she set up her own shots," Flintridge Prep Coach Todd Frost said. "She had some games in league when she really stepped up, and she's got NBA range from three's."

Shum averaged a team-best nine rebounds and 3.1 steals per league game. She averaged 6.6 points per game in league.


While finishing third at the 40th annual Southern Section Relays at Belmont Plaza pool in Long Beach on Saturday, the Crescenta Valley High boys' swimming team posted some meet-record-breaking results in a pair of events.

Josh Chi, Young Tae Seo, Harrison Thai and Louis Wojciechowski won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 7.33 seconds to break their own meet record of 3:09.25 set in the prelims March 15.

Chi, Seo, Thai, who were all part of the Falcons' CIF Southern Section Division II runner-up squad last season, and Wojciechowski, a junior transfer, then wrapped up the meet with a 1:35.47 in the 200-medley relay, breaking the existing mark of 1:36.49.

"It was very exciting that they are swimming times that usually aren't made until the end of the season," Crescenta Valley Coach Jan Sakonju said via e-mail.


Youth football standout and Glendale resident Trenton Irwin will be profiled on this week's episode of Sports Stars of Tomorrow, which will focus extensively on his recent experiences at the Eastbay 2011Youth All-American Bowl in January.

The nationally-syndicated program, which is hosted by renowned broadcaster Pat Summerall, will be broadcast locally at 3:30 p.m. Sunday on KCAL 9.

Irwin, who is a student at Rosemont middle school, was the offensive MVP for the West squad in the eighth-grade unlimited weight limit game at the Alamodome in San Antonio on January 9.


Glendale resident Elaine (Lainie) Fleming will compete in the uneven bars for the Louisiana State University women's gymnastics team in the NCAA Athens Regional on April 2.

The redshirt freshman recently scored a 9.575 on the uneven bars in the SEC Championships on Saturday, where the 18th-ranked Tigers finished fifth.

Third-seeded LSU must finish in the top two at Athens to qualify for the NCAA Championships, which begin April 15 in Cleveland.

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