In their final home dual meet at ERHS several seniors dropped personal bests even with the “hurricane” winds providing tough weather conditions for the athletes. Going up against ML King, one of best programs with deep history in the BIG VIII and Inland Empire, they knew they needed to be focused. King is always well coached, respectful and great competitors which is an extension of their veteran coaching staff. Going into the meet the athletes knew King would step up to the occasion and we would need to do the same. In the end.. we did.
The Senior throwers stole the show and made school history going 1-2-3 in both shot put and discus. Seniors Joseph Ballard, Kehlin Hayes and Dominic Watson helped rack up those all important 18 pts in the throwing events. Senior Lucas Anotado dropped two personal bests in both hurdle races to help out the cause as well. Senior Raymon Ornelas locked up points in the 1600 and Senior Kevin Lopez earned his varsity letter scoring a point in the 3200 at the end of the day. Senior Jump specialist Tyler Riley placed in all 3 jump events to help out with points in the field.
The underclassmen helped out with the cause as well. Junior Dorian Mars threw down two personal bests in both short sprints, with the highlight being his 10.86 in the 100m. Junior Jalen Johnson got back to his winning ways after a couple weeks recovering from a minor injury to win the 400 where we went 1-2 with Senior Jackson Taylor taking 2nd. Sophomore Ricardo Sainz ran a smart race in the 800m to win his first ever league meet event.
The highlight of the night was junior Ethan Amata Soaring over 15’0 in the Pole Vault for a new school record!
On the girls side the sprint/hurdle duo of Alexys Ford and Breanna Bernard Joseph won 4 events between the two of them to rack up 20 pts for your Mustangs. Breanna dipped under 43 seconds in the 300 h for the second time this season looking calm and controlled. Alexys showed off her foot speed winning the 200m in a personal best time.
Your Girls distance crew continued with their momentum from an outstanding showing at Arcadia to win the 1600, 800 and place 2nd in the 3200. Junior Miranda Camargo continues to impress winning with her now signature kick twice on the day. Senior Paloma Barron took 3rd in the 1600m which was a slow paced first 800 turned into a 800m foot race. The girls closed their last 800m in 2:30! Jewelyn Felix continues to impress in the 800 m with an aggressive first 400 m in the wind to still finish strong over the last 400 for a second place finish. Sophomore Abigale Rippe ran a smart and controlled 3200 to earn 2nd place.
Senior Tionna Roberts continues her way back into form with over a half second improvement in the 100 m to take 3rd in 13.01. Schuyler Johnson took 2nd in the same event with a personal best 13.01, following that event with a 2nd place finish again in the triple jump.
Freshman Talia Brandon continues her emergence as a consistent high jumper clearing 5’0 again and winning the event for the 2nd time in as many dual meets.
Junior Lydia Liu set a personal best in the discus just off the school record throwing 118’10, missing the current school record of 119’2. Lydia also won the shot put with a season record 35’11 earning your Mustangs the much needed 10 pts in the throws.
With a win next week your Mustangs will earn at least a share of their 9th boys title and 7th girls title in the last decade.
Your Mustangs will head to the Inland Empire Championships tmrw at Vista Murrieta to compete against the best in the IE. Events start at 7:30 am. Their next dual meet is next Thursday at Santiago HS, meet starts at 3pm. Come on out and support.