TRACK AND FIELD Burroughs, Burbank in Pacific League preliminaries: While most of the area athletes are getting ready for the league finals Friday, a few locals have already secured league championships.
One varsity event and a host of freshman-sophomore event finals were held last Friday at Glendale High.
In the girls' varsity long jump, Paris Vaughn of Burroughs High won a league championship with a 16-foot-10 effort. Her effort qualifies her for next week's CIF Southern Section prelims.
Also making the postseason with a second-place effort was Indians' Shannon Kermah with a 16-4 mark.
In frosh-soph finals, Burbank's MacGuinness Huntley won a title in the boys' long jump (19-0 1/4 ), Burroughs' Brandon Jimenez took the boys' high jump (5-4), Burbank's Bruce Lee and Jimenez tied for the boys' shot put title (41-3) and Hannah Park of Burbank won the girls' discus (80-3 1/2 ).
In other top-three results, Kristen Fregoso (Burbank) was third in the girls' 3,200 meters (12 minutes, 42 seconds), Paris Armelin (Burbank) was second in the girls' long jump (14-11), Steven Girod (Burbank) was second in the boys' long jump (17-11 3/4 ), Nick Coauette (Burroughs) was second in the boys' high jump (5-2), Pamela Aleman (Burbank) was third in the girls' discus (69-2 3/4 ), Ermar Cruz (Burroughs) was second in the boys' discus (95-2) and Jimenez was third in the boys' discus (93-6).
SOFTBALL Burbank 10, Glendale 0: The Bulldogs stayed in second place in the Pacific League with a win at McCambridge Park on Monday. Burbank (17-5, 9-1) had 12 hits in a game that was called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Village Christian in El Segundo Tournament: The Crusaders placed fifth in the event Saturday.
In the first game, Burbank resident Emily Seidel struck out 16 to help lead Village Christian to a 1-0 win against Torrance.
Rebecca Gieske scored the winning run on an errant throw.
In the second game, the Crusaders downed Marymount, 5-3, in eight innings.
Seidel delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie. Resident Tori Valdivia knocked in Seidel for an insurance run. Valdivia was two for four with a run batted in.
Village Christian 6, L.A. Baptist 0: Burbank resident Emily Seidel struck out 13 to post a complete-game win to help lift the Crusaders to an Olympic League victory Friday.
Providence 14, Buckley 6: The Pioneers pushed across 11 runs in the first four innings to earn a Liberty League win Thursday at Olive Park.
Gian-Mari Llaguno came within a home run away from hitting for the cycle as she had a single, a double, a triple, for two runs batted in. She also stole two bases. Andy Rubalcava had two hits, including a triple, and four RBI and Natalie Ficocelli, Amber Bartmus and Brownyn Steward all had two RBI each.
Faith Baptist 5, Providence 3: Pioneers' Caitie Guttry hit a two-run homer and Amber Bartmus hit a solo shot April 27 in a Pacific League loss at Olive Park.
Burroughs junior varsity 17, Pasadena junior varsity 0: The Indians remained unbeaten on the season and perfect in the Pacific League with a win Monday on the road.
The victory improved first-place Burroughs to 17-0, 9-0.
Aubrie Bogle threw a one-hit shutout in a game that was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Sports Roundup: Vaughn captures title
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