Mustangs News · Girls post State Leading time to win the Redondo Nike Track Festival, Boys run #2 time in State!


Your Girls and Boys Track and Field team are already dropping down solid marks in the early season. Currently your Mustangs have 12 Relay times that are in the top 14 in the State and 11 Individual Marks that are in the top 20. There were several Outstanding performances on the weekend and some of those performances earned podium spots in the form of Lydia Liu, Tessa Watkins, Myah Hatcher, Girls DMR, Boys DMR, Boys 4×400 (Champions- #2 in State), and Girls 4×400 (Champions, State Leader).  The highest ranked mark was the Girls 4×400 which is currently the state leader in the event and was set in the final event of the day on Saturday. Your girls went into the final event sitting in 3rd place down by 5 points and the relay team of Alexys Ford, Jordyn Crutchfield, Amaia Johnson and Naomi Johnson threw down the top time in the state to capture the final 10 pts needed to secure the overall team win. Your Boys followed with a stellar performance from Jalen Johnson, Joshua Wilcox, Patrick Effiom and Jaylend Howard which notched the #2 time in the state just tenths of a second away from the state lead.

Friday Night: Distance Carnival, F/S PV and Throws

Friday Night was the highlighted by big performances from Lydia Liu in the Shot Put (3rd place) and Discus (4th Place) which catapults her into an elite group of throwers and one of the top ranked throwers in CIF Div. 1. We had outstanding showings in the 3200 and Distance relays on Friday night as well. The boys 4×800 squad of Raul Chavez, Michael Sahagun, Ricardo Sainz and Allen Rios notched the #9 time in the state in the event taking 5th overall. The Girls DMR had an outstanding showing with stellar performances from Alexys Ford, Jordyn Crutchfield, Jenna Lacuata and Lauren Allison Aipa which was good enough for 3rd place and the #8 time in the State. The Boys DMR followed with a valiant effort for 2nd place defeating Great Oak on the final leg ran by Raul Chavez along with smart performances from Michael Sahagun, Ricardo Sainz and solid effort by Alex Auld, their time was good for #6 time in the state. Senior Aaron Lieberman threw down a huge PR in the 3200 which moves him up to #12 on the ERHS All time list! Sophomore Sophia Perez vaulted a seasonal best 10’0 to take 3rd in the F/S Division.

 

Saturday: 

Sprints/Hurdles/Relays

Our 4 x 100 relays wanted to be tested and they got what they asked for and the boys shined even with an alternate in place. Your 4 x 100 boys team ran a season best 42.64 to take 4th overall but provided a glimpse of what is to come once the full squad is on the track at the same time. The 4 x 100 on Saturday consisted of Dorian Mars, Jalen Johnson, Milo McCard and Lorenzo Boyd. The boys sprint/hurdle crew wasn’t done yet, Dorian ran the #10 time in the 100 on the day, Jaylend Howard made the podium for 3rd in the 400 m. We also saw seasonal bests  in the 100 m from Schuylar Johnson, Sydney Holloway, Danyelle Wilson, Dorien Mars, Milo McCard, Aiden Stalnecker, and Cayden Fisher.

The hurdles saw outstanding performances from Myah Hatcher in both hurdles, with Myah taking the 3rd place podium spot in the 300H. Sophomore Jessica Boyd impressed winning her heat easily and has dropped off 2 seconds off her time in just her 3rd hurdle race ever! Darian Williams set seasonal best in both Hurdles along with Julius Cheek setting a personal best in the 110 Hurdles.

See first paragraph for 4×400 highlights!

 

Distance 

The distance crew took advantage of the beneficial cool weather and busted out 12  PR’s in the 800 and 15 in the 1600 and 6 in the 3200. The day kicked off with 1600’s and we had Hannah Wrathall led the F/S group breaking 6 for the second time in one week after breaking it for the first time on Wed vs. Corona. Other F/S girls with PRs were Joelle Perales, Jamie Kim, Melissa Unzueta, Priscila Muro and Kayla Wrathall. On the guys side Andres Chavez led the F/S charge finishing 4th overall. Sophomores Dylan Shifflet, Tucker Woods and Andrew Valiente all set personal best with the latter joining the sub 5 club for the first time ever. The Varsity Girls were led by upcoming 1600 m runner Lauren Allison Aipa who is a secret no more, running a personal best of 5:18 in the Invitational race. The Varsity Boys were led by Ricardo Sainz who had to run negative splits in the race after an extremely slow start to the race 2:16/2:13 to go under 4:30 officially for the first time. Andrew Gonzales and Allen Rios continue to drop seconds off their 1600 times as the progress through the season. Junior Raul Chavez joins the sub 2 min club in the 800m, Sophomore Martin Chavez ran a 3 second personal best to medal in his heat and run the #10 time in the F/S division with his younger brother Andres Chavez finishing with the 9th overall time on the day.

Saturday Field 

Pole Vault continues it’s early season success with Tessa Watkins taking a podium spot in the girls Pole Vault with a jump of 12’0, and teammate Erika Flaherty placed 5th overall with a jump of 11’6. On the boys side Jacob Camarena placed 5th with a jump 14’6 and Jakob Ernst placed 6th with a jump of 14’0 on the day in the Boys Varsity PV action. We had a very small crew in the jumps area as the standards to qualify were high, Elijah Salone placed 16th overall in the F/S Long jump and Senior Chaselyn Amos placed 6th overall on the day with her second consecutive jump over 17 ft on the season. Senior Schuylar Johnson placed 14th on the day in the triple jump for your Mustangs.

 

Next Meet: 

3/13 at ML King (3 pm start) 

Our annual dual meet with ML King normally determines the BIG VIII League Title and this year will not be any different. We match up with King in all aspects and it will come down to the final events as it always does. Come on out and support your Mustangs.

3/16 Roosevelt Invitational

We will be hosting our 9th annual Roosevelt Invitational here at ERHS. Events start at 9 am.

Entry Fees: Adults $10, Seniors (65+) and children 12+ $5 and children under 12 free.