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Indians able to claim two wins

TRACK AND FIELD: Burroughs earns sweep of rival Burbank in Pacific League competition.

April 28, 2007

BURBANK HIGH — It was apparent early in their Pacific League meet that Burbank High just didn't have the firepower to keep up with cross-town rival Burroughs.

There was also little doubt which team would emerge victorious.

Taking advantage of undermanned Bulldogs teams, the Indians swept their share of events and rolled to a sweep in the competition Thursday at Burbank High.

The Burroughs girls notched a 99-28 win and the boys were just a successful, gaining a 97-30 triumph.

The wins allow both Indians teams to finish second in league behind champion Arcadia. Burroughs' only losses in league came last week at the hands of the Apaches.

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"We were all disappointed when we lost to Arcadia," Burroughs sophomore sprinter Taryn Campos said. "We really wanted to win that one."

The Indians, along with the Bulldogs, will get another crack at their rivals when they take part in the league prelims and finals on Tuesday and Friday at Arcadia High.

In preparing to take on the Indians, Burbank Coach Darin Wolf said he didn't move any of his athletes around in events to try and gain an advantage. In fact, he couldn't.

"We just don't have enough athletes for me to do that," he said. "We don't have enough depth. Because we are so small, I don't have that advantage. Whatever events they normally compete in, they competed in [Thursday]."

Campos and teammate Sydney Dunivant had big days to lead the Indians.

Campos won the 100 meters in 12.88 seconds and the 200 in 26.25 and teamed up with Shayna Carroll, Jackie Miller and Nicole Molin to capture the 4x100 relay in 51.75.

Dunivant was victorious in the long jump (15 feet 7 1/4 ), the triple jump (32-10 1/4 ) and the high jump (4-4) and placed second in the shot put (28-8) behind Emile (28-11 1/2 ).

A double winner for the Indians was freshman Aspen Morrison in the 110 hurdles (18.94) and the 300 hurdles (51.19).

Burroughs was able to earn the win by sweeping the 1,600 behind a first-place finish by Sadee Martinez (5:19.88). Martinez also won the 800 (2:26.31).

The Bulldogs received individual wins by Kim Barlow in the 400 (1:03.00) and Michelle Horgan in the 3,200 (12:45.2).

On the boys' side, Burroughs earned sweeps in the 100, 200 and the 1,600.

Leading the way was Rhett Haboush, who won the 100 (11.50), the 200 (23.00) and teamed up with Hector Carrillo, Abraham Ramirez and Mark Conklin to win the 4x400 relay (3:44) and Richard Folk, Chris Morris and Danny Cruz to win the 4x100 (44.37).

Burbank was only able to get wins from Jordan Sanders in the shot put (52-9 1/2 ) and Dennis O'Dea in the triple jump (39-9 1/2 ).

Sanders won his event by more than 9 feet.

"I like it more when I get pushed by someone who's close to me," said Sanders, who is deaf, through an interpreter. "It's better for me to have someone there to [battle with]. That's when I do my best."

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