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Burroughs can't keep pace with Falcons

Track and field: Burroughs teams place second in Pacific League tri-meet against CV, Glendale.

April 15, 2011|By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com

LA CRESCENTA — With the Pacific League finals scheduled for later in the month, many track and field athletes are heading down the home stretch in search of refining their strategies to possibly get there.

That proved to be the case during Wednesday afternoon's league tri-meet between Glendale, Burroughs and host Crescenta Valley.

Among those who stood out were Bob Anderson of Crescenta Valley, Glendale's Mike Davis and Danitza Eyo of Burroughs. Each won two events for their respective squads in a meet that concluded just before sundown, but it was the Falcons who swept through the opposition as a team.

Crescenta Valley's boys' team posted an 88 1/2-47 1/2 win against Burroughs and an 89-45 victory against Glendale. Burroughs earned an 82-53 win against Glendale. In the girls' portion of the meet, Crescenta Valley came through with a 72-64 win against Burroughs and a 99-37 victory against Glendale. Burroughs topped Glendale, 94-40.

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In the boys' part of the meet, Crescenta Valley netted nine first-place efforts. Anderson, a senior, won the 1,600-meter and 3,200 events to spark the Falcons.

Anderson won the 1,600 in 4 minutes 31.15 seconds before coming back to take the 3,200 (9:48.24). Burroughs standout distance runner Anthony Monroy didn't compete in the meet because of an injury.

"It's nice to go out there and get it done in both races," Anderson said. "With the 1,600, it's my race and it felt good to go under 10 [minutes].

"The first guy went out hard to start the race and I passed him in the last 600 meters. In the 3,200, I felt good and also took it in the last 600."

The Falcons also received a pair of first-place performances from Josh Straschewski, who took the 100 hurdles (15.2) and the 300 hurdles (40.91). Also earning first-place efforts for the Falcons were Brennen Hicklin, who tied for first with Burroughs' Andrew Carrillo in the pole vault with a mark of 10 feet 6 inches, Andrew Roide in the high jump (6-2), Ben Miller in the triple jump (39-10 ½) and Levi Walker in the long jump (19-7). Crescenta Valley's 4x100 relay team of Parker Averill, Justin Springfield, Walker and James Maturan won in 44.0.

Glendale received a pair of first-place efforts from Davis and Alex Sanchez. Davis took the 100 in 10.54 and the 200 with a season-best time of 21.78. Sanchez won the shot put (34-3) and the discus (98-2).

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