Saugus, Redondo and Mira Costa finished 1-3 in the girls Distance Medley race. Photo by Ray Vidal
Redondo Union’s Kristen Hamlin won four events, including the 100-meter hurdles, to earn the Ed Austin Female Athlete of the Meet award. Photo by Ray Vidal
Redondo Union’s Kristen Hamlin was a four-time winner at the 20th Annual Mustang Relays on Saturday, earning the junior the Ed Austin Female Athlete of the Meet award.
Hamlin won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.05 seconds, the 300 hurdles (46.00) and was a member of the Sea Hawk’s 4×100 (49.02) and 4×200 (1:44.61) winning relay teams.
Redondo’s girls also won the 4×400 (4:04.77) and 4×800 (9:32.22) relays and placed second to Saugus in the Distance Medley with a time of 12:45.00.
Freshman Kaitlin Heri broke her own school record in the pole vault, clearing 12 feet, 1 inch on her third attempt to lead Redondo to a 1-4 finish in the event. Sara Curran placed second (10-6), Emma Parkinson finished third (10-6) and Cailin McMartin was fourth at 10-0.
Redondo finished 1-2 in the shot put with Tairyn Montgomery toss of 33-09.75 outdistancing Ashley Wells (29-07.25. Wells went on to capture the discus event with a throw of 97-05.00.
Mira Costa’ senior Alison Bartak cleared 5 feet to place second in the high jump. Earlier this month, Bartak helped the Mustang’s girls basketball team reach the State Regional playoffs. Photo by Ray Vidal
Sea Hawks Nicole Pederson placed second in the 1,600 (5:22.35) and Anastasia Chioda finished third in the 100 meters with a time of 12.56.
South Bay girls swept the long jump competition with El Segundo’s Kristen Virkler (16-02 Redondo’s Tairyn Montgomery (16-1) and West Torrance’s Thea Abayan (16-0) taking top honors.
Host Mira Costa had its share of the spotlight with Kimi Markley capturing the girls triple jump at 35 feet. The Mustangs also won the girls 4×1600 relay with a time of 22:26.56 and finished third in the 4×100 (50.58) and Distance Medley (12:50.79).
Freshman Shante Robinson was runner-up in the 100 hurdles (15.59) and 300 hurdles (46.40) and Alison Bartak, who helped lead Mira Costa’s girls basketball team to the State Regional playoffs, cleared 5 feet to place second in the high jump, just ahead of West Torrance’s Nico Unverzagt.
Myan Elrington finished third in the long jump (32-10.50) behind runner-up Greta Studier of El Segundo (34-08.00) and the Mustang’s Chelsea Tatum placed third in the shot put with a mark of 29-06.
Redondo senior Dustin Herold holds off Loyola’s John McAndrews to win the 1,600 meter race. Photo by Ray Vidal
In boys competition, Redondo’s Dustin Herold (4:16.94) won the boys 1,600 race, the Sea Hawks won the 4×400 relay (3:31.49) and Palos Verdes captured the boys Distance Medley with a time of 10:21.69 outrunning Brea Olinda (10:22.30) and Redondo (10:27.29).
Redondo’s boys relay teams finished second in the 4×200 (1:33.86) and 4×800 (8:13.66) and third in the 4×100 (43.47).
Sea Hawks with third-place finishes included Ryan Patrick in the 100 meters (11.340), Nicholas Wells in the 1,600 (4:18.87) and Ryan Keliher in the pole vault (14-00).
Mira Costa’s Matt Wenner won the boys high jump (6-03) and P.J. Onusconich had two second-place finishes in the 110 hurdles (15.73) and 300 hurdles (41.97).
El Segundo’s Kristian Thomas took first in the triple jump (43-03.50), second in the long jump (22-02.50) and third in the high jump )5-10)