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Track and Field: South Pas Athletes Medal at Pasadena Games

South Pasadena senior Mia Holden won two hurdle events at the 78th Pasadena Games on March 23 Photos courtesy Mike Parkinson

South Pasadena High track and field athletes split duties over a weekend of competitions as a number of racers participated at the Azusa Distance Meet of Champions, while others took part in the 78th Pasadena Games on March 23.
Athletes crowned champion at the Pasadena Games were senior Mia Holden and juniors Omar Soufi and Kayla Boozer.
Holden won two events in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles. Holden recorded a new personal best in the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.62 seconds, the school’s second-best time, according to South Pas coach Mike Parkinson. The senior clinched the 300 hurdles in 44.00.
Boozer cleared 5 feet, 2 inches in the high jump to be named champion in the event, and Soufi threw for personal-best 51-10 in the shot put to win the event.
Meanwhile, a trio of athletes competed at the Azusa Distance Meet of Champions on March 23. Tigers junior Abigail Errington, senior Keeran Murray and freshman Michael Scarince took part in the races held at Azusa Pacific University.
Errington finished runner-up in the 3,200 in 10:28.38, a new school record, according to Parkinson.
Murray, a CIF State medalist, placed fifth in the 800 with a time of 1:53.84, while Scarince came in 4:23.24 and fourth in his freshman-sophomore 1,600 race.
Up next for the Tigers team is the prestigious Arcadia Invitational beginning April 5 before competing in the San Gabriel Valley Championships the following week on April 13.

SPHS junior Omar Soufi was named shot put champion of the Pasadena Games
Tigers junior Kayla Boozer won the high jump event at the Pasadena Games

First published in the March 29 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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