LA CRESCENTA — The Pacific League title, or a guaranteed share of it at least, came down the final dual meet of the season for the boys’ and girls’ swimming teams from Crescenta Valley High and archrival Arcadia.
All four squads entered the meet undefeated in league and by the end of the day only the Falcons remained so, with the Crescenta Valley boys’ team cruising to a 101 1/2 -68 1/2 win and the girls’ team pulling away late for a 96-74 victory.
“It’s inspirational to see all four levels at CV today step up their competitiveness, so we’ll feed off of that and take that momentum,” said Crescenta Valley boys’ Coach Jan Sakonju, whose team (7-0 in league) clinched at least a share of the league title for the 18th straight year behind double-winners Young Tae Seo, Harrison Thai and Andrew De Jong. “This is always a big meet, our schools in all the sports have that rivalry, and so they do get that focused. As a coach, all you have to do is remind them of what week it is and they step it up.”