GLENDALE — Flintridge Prep first-year track and field Coach Nick Ponticello could see improvement from his cast of athletes heading down the stretch in the regular season.
Ponticello hoped that success would spill over at the Prep League finals. Ponticello guessed right.
Five Flintridge Prep athletes won league championships at the league final Thursday night at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont. The Rebels’ girls placed third in the team competition, while the boys’ squad was fourth in its portion of the meet.
Leading the way for the Flintridge Prep girls were Brooke Elby, Arielle Baptiste and Stephanie Bathke. Elby finished first in the 300 hurdles and 400-meter races. Baptiste was first in the long jump with a mark of 16 feet 8 inches and the triple jump (34-1). Bathke clocked 12.61 seconds to take the 100 and then won the 200.