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Track and Field: Tigers Embrace Top Competition at Arcadia Invite

In what is widely considered the top high school track meet in the nation, the Arcadia Invitational drew more than 4,000 athletes from 37 states to one field.
Among the athletes were members of the South Pasadena High track and field team, who put up impressive performances against the nation’s top competitors.
Tigers seniors Mia Holden and Keeran Murray finished in the top three competitors in their seeds, junior Abigail Errington broke her school record, freshman Michael Scarince impressed in the Rising Stars event, and the relay team of Jackie Sides, Lyla Keller, Avery Taylor and Naya Holden reached the podium in their race.
Mia Holden, a senior bound for UCLA, finished second in her 300-meter hurdles seeded race in a time of 43.82 seconds. She also finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles seeded race in 14.49, a personal best.
Murray finished third in the seeded 800 with a time of 1:53.91, and Scarince ran a personal best 4:22.69 in the 1 mile Rising Stars race.
Sides, Keller, Taylor and Naya Holden finished third in the 4×100 relay race, coming in 48.70 in the event.
Meanwhile, Errington broke her school record in the 3,200 with a time of 10:17.78, placing 18th out of 31 in the Invitational Section of the Arcadia meet. The junior is coming off of smashing her school record in the 1,600 in a dual meet against rival La Cañada, clocking in at 4:50.45 in the race.
South Pasadena also hosted the Tiger Invitational as the overflow meet to the Arcadia Invitational, with 197 schools from 15 states and 2,174 athletes participating. It is now the third biggest invitational in the state only behind the Arcadia Invitational and the Mt. SAC Relays.

South Pasadena senior Keeran Murray competes in the 800 meter race at the Arcadia Invitational finishing third in the seeded event
South Pasadena track and field athletes Naya Holden left and Mia Holden competed against thousands of high school athletes at the Arcadia Invitational
South Pasadena junior Abigail Errington recently won the 1600 meter race in a school record time of 45045 in a home dual meet against La Cañada Photo courtesy Teresa Guo

First published in the April 11 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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