The Falcons hosted a tri-meet on Thursday, April 11 between Burroughs Indians and Muir Mustangs. The Falcons ended the day celebrating victories by both the boys and girls varsity teams.
The Falcons 400-relay team took first with a winning time of 45.0.
Hye Kwang Kim had two personal wins: in the 100m with a time of 11.3 and in the 200m with a solid 23.2. Teammate Alex Damla won the 400m (53.1).
The Falcons captured valuable points by sweeping the top three positions in the 1600m and the 3200m. Gabe Collison led his teammates in the 1600m, taking first (4:27.6) followed by teammate Nick Beatty (4:32.6) and Aaron Esparza (4:39.6).
Beatty was the frontrunner in the 3200m, taking first (9:53.5), with Matt Manalo grabbing second (10:20.5) and Esparza securing third (10:23.8).
Manalo took second in the 800m (2:02.6) behind Burroughs’ Rick Mendez (2:01.3).
In the 110HH, Falcon David Shahmanyan took second (16.4) behind Muir’s Reed (15.3). Shahmanyan later celebrated a victory in the 300IH (41.5).
In the long jump, Steven Lee was strong with a 19.2 while Judo Kim found his winning height in the high jump (5-8). CV’s Matt Schwartz turned in two big winning performances: in the pole vault (12-6) and the shot put (36-11.5). He also placed third in the long jump and high jump.
The Falcons won the last event of the day, the 1600 relay with the team of Shahmanyan (53.4), Manalo (53.3), Damla (52.8) and Beatty 52.1. CV scored 88 to Burroughs 48 and 127 to Muir’s 8.
Falcons varsity girls also put in solid performances against the Indians.
Capturing the 400m relay with a time of 50.7 was the team of Kayleigh Carrillo, Noel Wong, Emmie Walker and Grace Keller. Carrillo had two gold wins, the 100m (12.4) and the 200m (25.2). Wong won the long jump (14-6.5) and took third in the 100m (12.8).
The Falcons took the top three positions in the high jump with Walker winning first (5-0), Keller taking second (4-10) and Emily Beglarian placing third (4-6). Walker also took third in the 200m (27.5).
Sarah Lapides won the 100HH (16.8) and placed second in the 300LH (49.5) behind Muir (49.1).
Megan Melnyk won first in the 400m dash (60.7) while teammate Courtney Iannello captured second (64.2).
CV’s Hannah Ruby won the 800m (2:29.84) and took second in the 1600m (5:19) behind teammate Melnyk (5:18.1).
Haley Witzeman took first in the 3200m (11:46.8) while CV freshman Rebecca Mencia placed second (11:56.3).
In the triple jump Leana Gatchalian took the win (28-11).
Falcon girls finished the meet by taking the win in the 1600 relay with the team of Ruby (63.8), Keller (63.6), Walker (63.1) and Melnyk (62.3).
CV girls finished 96 to Burroughs 40, 111 to Muir’s 24.
The chesion shown by the Falcons was acknowledged by their coach.
“We competed well as a team,” said Coach Mark Evans.
Submitted by Leonard COUTIN