Redondo girls set relay team record at Arcadia Invitational
by Randy Angel
Redondo’s girls relay teams turned in impressive performances at the 52nd annual Arcadia Invitational last weekend but the highlight came when the Sea Hawk’s 4×200 relay team set a new school record.
The Lady Sea Hawks had six top-10 performances but it was the 4×200 team of Julia Ausland, Amber Autrey, Eve Divinity and Mahkaia Lee who captured the title with a 1 hour, 41.28 minute performance.
“It was an exciting race from finish to end, I’m glad I got to be a part of it,” stated Lee, a late substitute for Amari Turner, who placed 6th in the pole vault with a personal best of 12-7.
Redondo’s girls also turned in impressive performances in the 4×100 (4th, 48.20), 4×800 (6th, 9:24.22), 800 Sprint Medley (6th, 1:51.98) and Distance Medley Relay (6th, 12:04.95).
Redondo had a dual meet with visiting North on Wednesday before competing in the Mt. SAC Relays (Apr. 19-20) and Bay League finals (Apr. 26) to be held at Mira Costa.
Mira Costa’s girls also fared well in the Distance Medley Relay (7th, 12:06.31) with Dalia Frias, Lucy Konamo, Lucy Atkinson and Brooke Inouye, the 4×1600 (9th, 21:13.72) and the 300 Hurdles with Amari Frasier (10th, 46.64).
Mira Costa will host West Torrance in a dual meet on Tuesday.
Palos Verdes placed 2nd in the 4×1600 (21:17.84) and Peninsula’s Gabrielle Pack set a personal record in the pole vault (11-01).
In boys action, Mira Costa runners Billy Atkinson, Alex Fioriti, Thomas Velvin and Cy Chittenden placed 4th in the Distance Medley Relay with a time of 10:17.83.
Aiden Lieb led Peninsula, winning the long jump with a personal record (22-10) and a 4th place finish in the 100 Hurdles.
Palos Verdes’ Nathan Lantz finished 3rd in the 1 Mile with a personal best of 4:20.18 and was a member of the Distance Medley Relay team that placed 5th (10:18.80).
West Torrance placed 10th in the Distance Medley Relay (10:29.64) and personal bests were set by Jake Parker (7th, 3200, 9:10.27) and Lyten Arthur (2nd, pole vault, 14-07).