GLENDALE — The group of local athletes competing in the 2011 CIF Southern Section Track and Field Divisional Championship finals at Cerritos College today may be smaller than in most years, but for a handful of runners from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Glendale High, St. Francis and Flintridge Prep, the aspirations remain quite large.
In addition to competing for CIF championships, they will also be chasing down qualifications for the Masters Meet gained by finishing in the top nine across all divisions in their respective events.
The Tologs will have the largest local contingent on hand today, with five athletes competing in Division IV.
First up will be Stephanie Vargas, Noëlle Niederhaus, Daelyn Moon and Drew Washington in the 4x100-meter relay. The group appears to be peaking at the right time, coming off setting a school record of 49.85 seconds in the event, where they finished seventh overall, at the Division IV prelims at Carpinteria High on May 14.