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Pioneer runner places third

October 29, 2010


Providence in Liberty League Meet No. 3: Pioneers' Jaii Jiang ran to a third-place finish in the girls' race Wednesday at North Hollywood Park.

Jiang finished in 19 minutes 32 seconds on the 2.75-mile course. She was followed by teammates Madeleine Garibaldi (21st; 23:04, Cathy Garcia (33rd; 24:51), Samantha Granados (35th; 25:31) and Therese Vesagas (41st; 27:39).


Oakwood won the race and Providence was fifth.

In the boys' race, Buckley won the event and the Pioneers were fifth.

Providence was led by Rafael Deligio (26th; 18:36), and a also received finishes from Yujin Okuda (28th; 18:43), Aaron Zeigler (29th; 18:46), Eddie Mercado (33rd; 19:25), Brian Aguilon (35th; 19:42) and Eric Becerra (37th; 20:26).


Burroughs in CIF Southern Section Central Ream Divisional: The Indians finished seventh in the event Wednesday at the Jurupa Hills Country Club In Riverside.

Burroughs had a team total of 446. Cerritos (381) finished first and was followed by Arcadia (399), Great Oak (439) and Long Beach Wilson (442). Only the top four teams advanced.

Burroughs was paced by Ravipa Losakul, who fired a 75. Other Indians participants included Joany Gao (81), Jasmine Daniel (90), Alex Chandler (91), Shannon Pafford (109) and Evyn Freedman (121).

In last week's Pacific League tournament, Losakul tied for fourth place and Gao finished sixth. Both advanced to CIF individual tournament Monday at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo.

Burbank golfer gets rare ace: Bulldogs' Tess Apinchapong had an amazing shot recently when she made a hole in one in a Pacific League match.

The ace came Oct. 13th at Santa Anita Golf Course. On the par-3 No. 4 hole, Apinchapong drove the ball and it dropped in the hole 100 yards away. It was her first hole in one and she finished the round with a 39.

She is only the second golfer in league history to make a hole in one. The first was former Burbank standout Jenn Todd, who accomplished the feat four years ago in the league finals at Brookside Golf Course No. 2.

Last week, Apinchapong finished ninth in league.

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