CYO Track Finals – 1,2,4,5
No, this is not a poor job of counting, It is the order of our finishes in the CYO Finals. Out of seventy schools, our B Boys finished fifth, the B Girls were fourth. In the varsity, we were first in girls and second in boys. The varsity girls gave us our 69th CYO Track Championship! It also marks our 28th straight year with at least one CYO Championship!
The Varsity Girls 4×100 meter relay team of Beatriz Rivas, Collette Allen, Amber Allen and Hillary Howard are CYO Champs. Devon Nardoni is the individual champion in Javelin where along with Emerson Gohrick and Madeleine Biscaichipy, we went 1, 2, 3. Jenna Mijares is the 1600 meter champion and runner-up in the 800. She also anchored the third place 4×400 team that included Nicole Noriega, Emerson Gohrick and Devon Nardoni. The girls qualified all 3 contestants in each of the Field Events. Besides the already mentioned Javelin, we had Madeleleine Biscaichipy and Natalie Kraich score in the shot put as did Collette Allen, Hillary Howard and Emerson Gohrick in the Long Jump.
In Varsity Boys, CJ Rettig was the Individual Champion and new CYO record holder in the javelin. Luca Farroni also broke the old record in finishing second. Govind O’Campo was the winner of the boy’s shot put. Luc Aguilar-Fraley who holds the school 1600 meter record for both B’s and Varsity scored in that event as well as the 800 meters. Christian Locateli and Tim De La Mora were long jump finalists. The most exciting race of the evening was the Varsity Boy’s 4×400. Assumption of Pasadena was heavily favored, but Christian Locateli gave us a sizeable lead after the first leg and then Fredrick Harper and Brandon Clarizio each ran lifetime best legs to give the team a chance at gold. CJ Rettig battled there anchor mightily before Assumption pulled away near the wire.
Zachary Zambrano was our top scorer for B boys as he broke the school Javelin record and ran with Gus Raycraft, George Tupy and Colin Gala in the 4×400. Chris Johnson was second in the shot put while Robby Nardoni and Andrew Johnson joined Zambrano to score in the javelin.
Faith Blea was a triple Medal winner in both relays and the long jump as was Alex De La Mora in the relays and the javelin. Taliana Marganian and Makena Wilson went two-three in the shot put and also ran the final two legs in the 4×100 for the B Girls. Kelly McKiernan was our top finisher in the javelin. Catherine Mispagel and Cassie Pichardo ran the 4×400 to round our finalists.