Jordan Washington and Ta’Ahjah Fann show off speed at Arcadia

Junior Ta'Ahjah Fann stands on a track with onlookers behind her
Junior Ta’Ahjah Fann of Golden Valley won the 60-meters girls’ title at the winter track and field championships at Arcadia.
(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

There were some new faces showing off lots of speed Saturday during the winter track and field championships at Arcadia. Two athletes who stood out were sophomore Jordan Washington from Long Beach Jordan and junior Ta’Ahjah Fann of Golden Valley.

Washington, a running back in football, cruised to victory in the 60 meters with a time of 6.87 seconds. Max Thomas of Servite, the defending Southern Section Division 3 champion in the 100 and 200 meters, finished fourth in 6.95. Washington scored three touchdowns last fall in the Division 11 semifinals. Now he’s ready to make an impact in track this spring.

Fann won the girls’ 60 meters in 7.61. Her father, Albert, was a two-time All-City basketball player at Reseda Cleveland and standout running back at Cal State Northridge, where he was team captain in 1990.

Dario Rock of St. Francis defeated three-sport standout Jack Fairchild of Crean Lutheran in the 60 hurdles finals. Rock ran 8.22. Thomas, who will be focusing on the 400 meters this spring, won the 150 meters in 15.90.


Arielle McKenzie of La Canada won the girls’ 1,500 in 4 minutes, 34.28 seconds.

Cade Moran of Murrieta Mesa had a terrific winning mark in the boys’ shotput at 61 feet, 9 inches. Camryn O’Bannon of St. John Bosco won the triple jump at 46-9. Lauren Reed of Long Beach Poly won the girls’ long jump at 18-7.

Cajon hurdler Seth Johnson, a Cal commit, showed off his all-around form in running away with the pentathlon competition. Milo Orona of St. Francis finished second.

Athletes had to qualify for the meet through a series of events held earlier in the winter. They are just beginning to get into shape for the spring season and some coaches are using Saturday’s event as a starting point.

Boys’ basketball

Harvard-Westlake 76, Crean Lutheran 68: In the most important game of the Mater Dei Extravaganza, Harvard-Westlake (20-2) helped its Open Division playoff seeding behind Brady Dunlap, who scored 20 points, and Cameron Thrower, who had 18 points. Crean Lutheran dropped to 19-3. Vyctorius Miller scored 18 points before fouling out.

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 70, St. Augustine 63: Dusty Stromer scored 20 points and Luke Rishwain had 18 at Mater Dei.

JSerra 70, Marina 69: Robert Diaz scored 27 points for JSerra at Mater Dei.

Foothill 62, Aliso Niguel 54: Foothill improved to 23-1. Jacob Horton scored 14 points.

Los Alamitos 61, Westchester 34: The Griffins cruised to victory.

Heritage Christian 78, Shadow Hills 52: Barrington Hargress finished with 19 points.

Long Beach Poly 53, Capistrano Valley 48: Christian Watson contributed 16 points for the Jackrabbits.

Fountain Valley 71, Edison 56: Roddie Anderson delivered a 37-point performance to hand Edison (22-4) only its fourth defeat of the season.


New Jersey Camden 66, Sierra Canyon 62: The Trailblazers lost in a road trip to Allentown, Pa. Amari Bailey scored 23 points.

Village Christian 74, King/Drew 62: Immanuel Taylor led Village Christian with 20 points.

Bishop Montgomery 60, St. Anthony 58: Will Smith scored 14 points to help Bishop Montgomery secure an important Del Rey League victory.

Birmingham 63, Granada Hills 50: Larry Olayinka had 19 points and 17 rebounds for Birmingham. Ashton Eckert scored 33 points for Granada Hills.

Corona Centennial 80, Coronado 71: The Huskies improved to 24-1 at Mater Dei and reinforced their likely No. 1 seeding for the Open Division playoffs with an overtime victory. Donovan Dent scored 31 points.

Mater Dei 55, Los Altos 48: Jack McCloskey led the Monarchs with 17 points. Jazz Gardner had 17 points and 14 rebounds for Los Altos.

Girls’ basketball

Granada Hills 57, Birmingham 50: In the battle for first place in the West Valley League, the Highlanders prevailed behind Marianne Bosco, who finished with 23 points.