In all, the two area teams combined to win nine league titles and earned 14 berths in the prelims.
The league champions, along with the second- and third-place finishers in each event that meet qualifying standards, move on to the Division I preliminaries. That meet will take place at 11 a.m. May 14 at Trabuco Hills High in Mission Viejo.
Paul, a senior, was able to pull off an impressive feat. She finished first in the girls' 800 in a time of 2 minutes 15.30 seconds to secure her third straight championship in the event. She began her day with a win the 1,600 (5:05.54).
"What is always more important to me is to do get the best time that in can in a race," Paul said. "That's more important to me than winning a league championship. But if feels nice to be able to win the 1,600 and come back and win in the 800."
Kermah, who is also a standout on the Indians girls' basketball team, defended her league title in the girls' triple jump, winning with a 36-feet-7 effort. She added a title in the long jump, winning with a leap of 17-3.
Her winning effort in the long jump came on her final attempt.
"I guess it took me a little time to warm up [in the long jump] after I ran in the 4x400 [relay]," Kermah said. "But I felt pretty good today."
The Bulldogs had a fine showing in the throwing events. While Brandon Weiss placed first in the boys' discus (120-0), teammate Jordan Card — an All-Area water polo standout — took the girls' discus (96-7 1/2).
Burroughs athletes won the three other league titles, as Austin Allen captured the boys' vault (13-6), Justice Shank won the girls' high jump (5-0) and Amoni Alexander took the girls' 100 hurdles (16.43).