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Track and Field: Tigers Impress in League Crossover Challenge

Tigers junior Errington center set a new school record in the 1600 meter race of the Rio Hondo League Pacific League Challenge

The South Pasadena track and field team is warming up for their first Rio Hondo League meet, and in that process, the Tigers competed in a crossover event pitting the area’s two leagues against one another in the Rio Hondo League-Pacific League Challenge held at Arcadia High on March 2.
The Tigers boys’ team competed in a number of events, highlighted by South Pasadena senior Keeran Murray’s winning effort in the 800-meter race. The senior, a CIF State medalist, paced to a time of 1 minute, 56.84 seconds.
Meanwhile, Michael Scarince set a new freshman school record in the 800, crossing the finish line in fourth at 1:59.21. He also set a new freshman best in the 1,600, coming in fourth at 4:28.29.
Tigers junior Omar Soufi came away with a personal record in the shot put, tallying a meet-winning throw of 47 feet, 9 inches, while senior Levi Bar-Cohen cleared 19-9 for second place in the long jump.
South Pasadena juniors Leonard Kwak and Sam Griffiths finished tied for second in the pole vault as both reached 10-6.
As for the girls, South Pasadena junior Abigail Errington broke her own school record in the 1,600 in 4:58.19, the first Tigers girl to complete the race in less than five minutes.
Meanwhile, Tigers junior Jackie Sides won the 100 in 13.03, with teammate senior Ireja Lauderdale following in third with a time of 13.69.
In the 300 hurdles, South Pasadena junior Avery Taylor clocked in a new personal best of 48.2, which was good for a second-place finish.
Tigers junior Sofia Humphrey finished third in the 3,200 in 11:54.44, while teammate junior Chloe Koo finished fourth in 11:55.89.
In the field events, senior Simone Assaf came in third in the long jump clearing 15-10, while junior Kezia Gavlak finished fourth in the triple jump with a 33-1 mark.

First published in the March 8 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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