And that's exactly what all three programs produced at Saturday's
17th annual Eagle Rock relays at Occidental College.
"It was great for the kids to get into a big meet like this," said
CV Coach Mark Evans, whose squad turned in several highlights, led by
his girls' 1,600-meter relay team (Lindsey Chessum, Lauren
Chramosta, Makenzie Mabry and Anna Ryan) winning its heat in 4
minutes 28.46 seconds.
"I think it's real important [to have them participate in big
meets] because we want them to have some real good competitive
experiences [before facing Muir and Arcadia]."
CV's boys' distance medley relay of Jeff Cramoline, Jason Karbelk,
Matt Kelly and Rusty Whisman placed third in a competitive field in
18:47.2 and the Falcons' girls' distance medley relay of Allison
Baker, Mabry, Shelby Pock and Ali Yoder took sixth in 23:12.7.
Chessum also excelled in the 100 hurdles, taking third in her
heat and ninth overall out of 13 heats in 17.64. CV's Daniel Moon
recorded the fastest time among all local boys in the 110 hurdles,
taking fifth in his heat in 16.71.
Falcon Jessica Gardner won her flight in the shot put with a throw
of 30 feet 2, and CV's Shawn Horwith was third in his flight in the
boys' high jump (5-8).
Flintridge Prep's Matt Tappin tied for third overall in the high
jump, clearing 6-0, and Glendale's Kim Ramirez took second with a
mark of 5-2.
Tappin also helped the Rebels' boys' 400 relay team -- which
included Scott Kinder, Wes Ouchi and T.C. Scotton -- win its heat in
45.63, which was the fastest time recorded by any local squad.
The Rebel girls' sprint corps of Lindsay Fletcher, Allison Pedro,
Taylor Testa and Jacquelyn Woods took third in their 400 relay heat
and 10th overall out of 50 teams in 51.69, and followed it up with a
mark of 1:50.89 in the 800 relay, which was second in their heat and
ninth out of 53 squads.