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April 27, 2002
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- An athlete streaks down the runway, plants his pole, soars through the air and over the crossbar, landing safely on the mat below. Ideally, that is how a successful pole vault is accomplished. However, not all attempts go as smoothly, and critical injuries can occur when athletes make mistakes and equipment is not up to par. Some recent injuries and deaths in the track and field event have some wondering if the pole vault is a dangerous sport, and if modifications are needed to further protect the participants.
NEWS
March 30, 2005
TRACK AND FIELD Burbank in Santa Barbara Relays: Bulldog girls' standout Ginny English had a record-breaking performance Saturday in the event at UC Santa Barbara. English, a senior, won the pole vault with an 11-foot effort to set a new Burbank mark. Carolyn Chrzan just missed the medal stand with a 16-7 effort in the girls' long jump, as she finished sixth. In the boys' varsity competition, Varaz Markarady placed fifth with a 5-10 mark and Sean Magner took fifth in the frosh-soph pole vault at 9-6. Burroughs in Pasadena Games: The Indians turned in some fine results Saturday in the meet at Pasadena City College.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | May 14, 2013
SOFTBALL Burroughs 9, Arroyo Valley 3 : The Indians received a three-hit, complete-game effort from pitcher Brice Edrington on Tuesday to earn a CIF Southern Section Division III wild-card win on the road. "This was just a great effort by our girls and I'm just so proud of them," said Burroughs Coach Doug Nicol, whose team is the No. 4 seed from the Pacific League. "We started the game with three runs in the first inning and we never looked back. " Edrington also did well at the plate, as she was one of four Burroughs (18-8)
NEWS
April 30, 2008
BASEBALL Burbank 7, Pasadena 0 : Behind a one-hitter by Ben Levitt, the Bulldogs remained in the hunt for a playoff spot with a Pacific League win Tuesday on the road. Burbank (11-11-1, 6-5 in league) exploded for four runs in the sixth inning and three runs in the seventh to secure the victory. Levitt (5-5) gave up just a single and struck out six in six innings. Justin Rivas pitched one inning of relief. R.J. Mott was two for four with two runs scored and a run batted in, Chris Montgomery was two for four with a run and an RBI and McCauley Taylor was two for three with a run scored for the Bulldogs.
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By Charles Rich | March 15, 2008
GLENDALE — Motivation isn’t something lacking for Burroughs High boys’ track and field athlete Dustin Blankenship. Blankenship proved that during Burroughs’ Pacific League dual-meet opener Thursday against host Glendale by winning two distance events and the pole vault event to spark the Indians to a convincing 115-12 victory at Moyse Field. Not many distance runners would find the time to take part in the pole vault, but Blankenship, a junior he is the exception.
NEWS
March 20, 2004
Jeff Tully Karina Passi has been successful at a very rare combination. The Burroughs High junior has not only showed her prowess as a hurdler for the Indian girls' track and field team, but she has excelled in the pole vault. In a nonleague meet Thursday against Glendale at Memorial Field, Passi won both hurdle events and took first in the pole vault to lead Burroughs to a 75-42 victory. The Burroughs boys were able to make it a clean sweep, as they earned a 62-55 win. So which is it?
SPORTS
May 10, 2006
SOFTBALL Providence 12, Oakwood 0 (six innings): The win Tuesday at Olive Park gave the Pioneers their second straight Liberty League championship. Pitcher Sarah Biggs threw a one-hitter, striking out 10 and walking one for Providence (12-4, 9-0 in league). The Pioneers have won 19 straight league games the past two seasons. Lauren Suedkamp was three for four with a home run, double and five runs batted in and Danielle Austin was one for two with a double and three RBI. Providence 10, Avalon 7: The Pioneers secured at least a share of the league championship Saturday with a Liberty League win at Olive Park.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 22, 2014
Matt Schwartz has vaulted himself into some rarefied air at Burroughs High. During his senior season, Schwartz has continued to reach notable heights in the boys' pole vault. What has been more impressive is the athlete's progression on the school's all-time pole vault list in perhaps Burroughs' most illustrious track and field event. "To be among the best pole vaulters in school history is an honor," Schwartz said. "That list is pretty impressive. It's nice to go to school where the record is pretty high.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 22, 2014
Matt Schwartz has vaulted himself into some rarefied air at Burroughs High. During his senior season, Schwartz has continued to reach notable heights in the boys' pole vault. What has been more impressive is the athlete's progression on the school's all-time pole vault list in perhaps Burroughs' most illustrious track and field event. "To be among the best pole vaulters in school history is an honor," Schwartz said. "That list is pretty impressive. It's nice to go to school where the record is pretty high.
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SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 16, 2014
ARCADIA - With the Arcadia High boys' track team being a perennial powerhouse in the Pacific League, Burroughs received some encouraging news two weeks ago. That news came in the form of a Burbank win over the Apaches, giving the Indians hope that they too could possibly topple the defending league champions. Burroughs realized that aspiration Wednesday, as it remained undefeated in league with a 72 ½-63 ½ victory over the Apaches in a double-dual meet that included Hoover at Arcadia High.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 12, 2014
ARCADIA - Despite sending a small contingent, the Burbank-area produced a record-setting effort at Saturday's second day of the 47th annual Arcadia Invitational Track and Field Meet at Arcadia High. Burbank High senior Andy Hurtado led the way. The reigning Pacific League discus champion etched his name into Burbank High history when he set a new school and personal record in the discus with a fifth-place toss of 166 feet, 9 inches. “It was unbelievable, it was the throw I had thought I could always throw,” Hurtado said.
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From Staff Reports | April 9, 2014
BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD Burroughs in Pacific League tri-meet: The Indians kept their league title aspirations alive by defeating both Crescenta Valley and Muir on Wednesday afternoon. The Indians improved to 4-0 after knocking off the Mustangs, 128-7, and the Falcons, 85-51. Perhaps the highlight of the meet came when Indians pole vaulter Matt Schwartz set a school record with a vault of 15 feet, which was secured on his second attempt at the height. “I'm always looking for a personal record and I was actually hoping to get 15-6,” said Schwartz, who bested his previous personal best mark of 14-8.
SPORTS
April 3, 2014
BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD Burroughs 100, Glendale 36 : Niko Guerrero had a fine day for the Indians in the Pacific League meet Thursday on the road, winning three events. Along with placing first in the 100 meters in 11.2 seconds, Guerrero also won the 200 (22.9) and the triple jump (41 feet 3 3/4 inches). Ricky Mendez was a double-winner, taking the 800 (2:04) and the 1,600 (4:29), as was Corwin Scherer in the 100 hurdles (15.7) and 300 hurdles (40.8). Other Burroughs winners were Robert Martinez in the 400 (50.3)
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | February 28, 2014
As the track season is just about to commence, all four city squads begin with different goals and expectations, but all with one similar commitment, which is to be competitive within their respective leagues. Here's a look at each of the squads. BURBANK The Bulldogs turned in a pair of top-three efforts during the Pacific League season last year, as the boys were second and the girls took third. On the boys' side, the league and city's best battle might be in the pole vault, as both Burbank's Chris Miranda and Burroughs' Matt Schwartz are back.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | May 14, 2013
SOFTBALL Burroughs 9, Arroyo Valley 3 : The Indians received a three-hit, complete-game effort from pitcher Brice Edrington on Tuesday to earn a CIF Southern Section Division III wild-card win on the road. "This was just a great effort by our girls and I'm just so proud of them," said Burroughs Coach Doug Nicol, whose team is the No. 4 seed from the Pacific League. "We started the game with three runs in the first inning and we never looked back. " Edrington also did well at the plate, as she was one of four Burroughs (18-8)
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | May 3, 2013
ARCADIA - Winning and advancing were the two most important elements for the Burbank and Burroughs high track and field programs at Friday evening's Pacific League Finals at Arcadia's Salter Stadium. The Bulldogs and Indians produced six overall winners and 14 qualifiers to next week's CIF Southern Section Division I preliminaries at Trabuco Hills High. Perhaps the athlete who stood out most was Bulldogs junior Andy Hurtado. While the thrower didn't match his personal-best mark of 151 feet in the discus hit at the recent city meet, Hurtado was still thrilled in winning the discus with a toss of 143 feet, 10 inches.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 29, 2013
BOYS' TENNIS Burroughs 12, Burbank 6 : The Bulldogs won the Pacific League match Thursday against the rival Bulldogs but had to do so without standout senior singles player Garrett Auproux. Auproux, the two time defending Pacific League singles champion and two-time reigning All-Area Singles Player of the Year, suffered a broken leg in a junior tournament last weekend. "It was a pretty bad injury from what I'm told," Burroughs Coach Roy Bernhardt said. "He broke his tibia and fibula and he had to have surgery that lasted two hours.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | March 15, 2013
BURBANK - While it came down to the very end, the Pasadena and Burroughs high girls' track and field teams simply didn't have enough to outdo Glendale's Leana Setian and Lauren Hansen in Thursday's tri-Pacific League meet. The Nitros' duo combined for five victories in a narrow 68-60 win over host Burroughs. Setian and Hansen saved their best and most dramatic finish for last, as they teamed with Kenya Gaskin and Vard Sargsyan to take first in the 4x400-meter relay - the final race of the day - in four minutes 24.50 seconds to just edge Pasadena's team, which clocked in at 4:25.44.
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