Elsinore High School Shines During Mt. Sac Relays
The top athletes in high school, college and international competition put on a show during the Mt. Sac Relays Saturday in Walnut.
It was a perfect day for some sun and run on Saturday at the prestigious 53rd annual Mt. Sac Relays at Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut.
Locally, Elsinore High School's Randy Werkheiser won the pole vault open division by clearing 13'6 while the 4 x 100 meter shuttle hurdle team of Joe Quinonez, Jeremiah Mitchell, Oscar Sandoval and Matt Patten took fourth place with a 1:05.25 run. (SEE MORE ELSINORE RESULTS BELOW)
But it was the Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits who won the boys and girls team events by healthy margins. When the day was nearly all done and with 20 events scored, the Poly boys had 111 team points, well ahead of Los Angeles Loyola (57 points) and Gardena Serra (54 points). While the Poly girls had 122 team points after 22 events. followed by North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake (60) and Great Oak and St. Mary's with 42 points.
Among the other top performers on Saturday were Covina High School sprinter Remontay McClain and Agoura High School hurdler Johnathan Cabral, who each won two individual events on Saturday.
McClain, the defending state champion in the 100 and 200, won both invitational events with 10.66 and 21.14 runs.
Cabral was impressive in winning the 110 and 300 meter hurdle invitational races. He edged Diamond Ranch's Andrew Fischer in the 110 with a 37.49 run to Fischer's 37.79. In the 300, Cabral boasted an impressive 13.38 run, which bested the high school meet record at Mt. Sac and was nearly a second better than La Costa Canyon's Julian Todd-Borden (14.40).
La Puente Bishop Amat's Kylie Price was also a double winner on Saturday, winning the 100 invitational (11.82) and the long jump invitational (19'10 1/2).
The Harvard-Westlake girls' relay teams also had a performance to be proud of over the weekend. In Friday's races, the 4 x 800 relay team set the fastest outdoor time in the nation this year and also broke the Mt. Sac record with a 9:03 run. On Saturday, they also set a national-leading mark in the sprint medley invitational at 3:57.23 and won the distance medley invitational.
Out of the many track clubs that came to compete in the open races this weekend, the Oregon Track Club made its mark. On Friday. Russell Brown set a meet and stadium record in the men's Elite invitational 1500 with a time of 3:35.70. The following day, Jesse Williams set a meet and stadium record in the high jump at 7'8.
Aside from the high school races, there was also college races, Olympic developmental races and paralympic races among others.
Joseph Smith came all the way from Sacramento and was a winner in the men's 50-99 200 meter dash for Masters runners.
Mt. Sac is just a great place to run and I support it all the way. I've been coming here since 1978, said Smith, 52, who also serves as a coach for the Sheldon High School track and field team. . I bring all my young kids here to compete see the competition. You have all these colleges here and just some of the best track and field athletes in the nation.
Smith also made a special note of the role track and field playing in his life. I was raised in Crenshaw and track gave me something to do, he said. It really saved me.
ELSINORE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS Pole Vault Open 1. Randy Werkheiser (Elsinore) 13-6 (4.11m) *Finished in three-way tie for first)
4 x 1600 Meter Relay Open 1. San Luis Obispo 18:21.84, 6. Elsinore (Raymond McKendry, Ivan Dominguez, Jared Forte, Ryan McKendry) 18:35.50
4 x 100 Meter Shuttle Hudle Seeded 1. Diamond Bar 1:03.74, 4. Elsinore (Joe Quinonez, Jeremiah Mitchell, Oscar Sandoval, Matt Patten) 1:05.25
300 Meter Hurdles Invitational 1. Johnathan Cabral (Agoura) 37.49, 5. Quinonez (Elsinore) 39.16
110 Meter Hurdles Invitational 1. Johnathan Cabral (Agoura) 13.48, 8. Quinonez (Elsinore) 15.41
4 x 400 Meter Relay Open 1. Silverado 3:21.20, 23. Elsinore (Ari Compton, Allen Stubbs, Quinonez, Mitchell) 3;29.74
Pole Vault Invitational 1. Peter Chapman (Murrieta Valley) 15-09.00, 12. Richard Leverson (Elsinore) 13-07.00
GIRLS Shot Put Open 1. Ivy Nunez (Arroyo) 35-08.50 (10.88 m), 7. Breanna Standifer (Elsinore) 32-01.00 (9.77 m)
1600 Sprint Medley Seeded 1. Highland (Palmdale) 4:08.18, 6. Elsinore (Angie Sandoval, Brandee Rodriguez, Katie Rodriguez, Bianca Battaglia) 4:24.77
For full results of the Mt. Sac Relays please visit http://www.mtsacrelays.com/results.ht