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By Jeff Tully | March 5, 2008
BURBANK — The area saw its share of fine performances in track and field last season. Along with their share of individual league championships, a group of local athletes was also able to qualify for the CIF Southern Section preliminaries. However, only one competitor — Sadee Martinez of Burroughs — was able to advance to state competition, as she qualified in the girls’ 1,600 meter. With their share of accomplished athletes, the local schools could again send a contingent to the CIF Southern Section preliminaries.
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By Charles Rich | May 5, 2007
ARCADIA — With the recent reconfiguration of the Pacific League, there figured to be greater opportunities for the area high school track and field athletes to secure league championships. By the time day turned to night, many of them did Friday. Several athletes each won two individual events Friday night at the league's track and field finals at Arcadia High. In the girls' portion of the meet, Crescenta Valley's Claire Collison, Glendale's Rachelle Saturnino of Glendale and Burroughs' Taryn Campos each won a pair of events.
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BY JEFF TULLY | May 4, 2012
ARCADIA - It's safe to say Burbank High's Julia Newton lost sleep thinking about taking part in the Pacific League track and field finals. "Normal people would be nervous an hour before this meet," the sprinter said. "But for me, I was nervous about it for days. I've been thinking a lot about it. " Just a freshman, Newton showed no outward sign of jitters at Friday's event at Arcadia High, as she had a hand in two victories for the Bulldogs, placing first in the girls' 100 meters and running a leg on the winning Burbank girls' 4x100 relay team that set a school record.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 1, 2011
BURBANK HIGH — Although he has yet to began his freshman track and field season at Burbank High, Isaiah Amos has already taken part in a big race. Saturday, the freshman took part in the Run for the Dream Indoor Track and Field Invitational, held at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. Amos took part in the boys' 600-yard competition. Amos won his heat in 1 minute 18.18 seconds and finished with the ninth-fastest time overall out of 30 competitors. In his race, the freshman sat back in second place, about five meters off the leader, for the first two laps of the three and three-quarters lap race.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | May 7, 2011
ARCADIA — There were plenty of high points and one major disappointment with the Burbank High and Burroughs track and field teams Friday in the Pacific League finals at Arcadia High. The successes were led by the Indians' Shannon Kermah and Bulldogs' McKenzie Paul, who both captured league titles in two events. One of the most unexpected turn of events occurred with Burroughs' Anthony Monroy. Monroy, who advanced to the Masters Meet last season in the boys' 3,200 meters and wasn't able to train for a number of weeks because of an injured foot, failed to quality to the CIF Southern Section Division I preliminaries in the 3,200.
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By Jeff Tully | May 29, 2010
NORWALK — While his classmates were walking up to the podium to the sounds of "Pomp and Circumstance," Greg Dotson was barreling down a running track to the sound of a starter's pistol. While his peers at Burbank High were celebrating the ending of their high school experience, Dotson was attempting to extend his prep athletic career. With the Burbank graduation happening earlier than usual this year, the event Friday took place at the same time Dotson was taking part in the boys' 800-meter race at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos College.
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By Jeff Tully and Gabriel Rizk | May 26, 2010
BURBANK — With Greg Dotson running some of the fastest times in the nation this season in the boys' 800 meters, many figured the Burbank High senior would go deep into the track and field postseason. However, the question persisted: Could another area athlete find continued success alongside Dotson? That question was answered Saturday in the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College. Not only was Dotson able to do well and qualify for Friday's CIF Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos College, but he will be joined at the competition by Burroughs High sophomore Anthony Monroy, who is moving on in the boys' 3,200.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 15, 2011
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.
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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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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | July 30, 2011
BURBANK — As a wide-eyed 8-year-old in 2008, Dallas Cortez was memorized watching the Beijing Summer Olympics on TV. In particular, the Burbank resident was glued to the men's sprinting events and the exploits of Jamaica's Usain Bolt. Bolt ended up winning individual gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter races, as well as helping the Jamaican team capture gold in the 4x100 relay. All three races were won in world-record time. It was after watching that spectacle when Cortez decided he wanted to be a sprinter, and hopefully follow in the footsteps of his idol, Bolt.
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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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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 3, 2014
ARCADIA - Burbank High track and field Coach Darin Wolf surmised that his boys' team would have to have a lot go its way if it hoped to upset perennial Pacific League champion Arcadia in a league dual meet Wednesday with Pasadena. Instead, the Bulldogs suffered their share of woes. In the first event of the meet, the 4x100-meter relay, Josh Cantong pulled up injured in the race and the Bulldogs didn't finish. Cantong, who was also slated to compete in the 200, 400 and the 4x400 relay, was done for the day. "That was a loss of potentially 20 points right there," Wolf said.
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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 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 | April 17, 2013
BURBANK — The Burbank High boys' and girls' track and field teams look like squads ready to compete for their share of Pacific League championships. With just the league preliminaries and league finals left on tap in the Pacific League, the Bulldogs took part in a final tune-up Wednesday in their annual cross-town rivalry with Burroughs at Memorial Field. Burbank swept the contest, as athletes set several personal records, broke a school record and put up some solid marks. While the girls' team defeated the Indians, 94-42, the Bulldogs boys came away with a 91-45 win. "I think we're peaking at the right time and that's just what you want going into the league meet," Burbank Coach Darin Wolf said.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 16, 2013
Local athletes found the themselves in the heat of competition Saturday at the annual Burbank All-City Middle Schools Track and Field Meet. Boys and girls' in the sixth through eighth grades from the three local middle schools - Jordan, John Muir and Luther - took to the track and infield at Burbank High for the friendly event. Nearly 300 athletes took part in the meet. PHOTOS: Burbank All-City Track and Field Meet It was also a good showing as far as new meet records go, as 16 new marks were set across the divisions.
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April 12, 2013
GIRLS' TRACK AND FIELD Burbank 112, Glendale 23 : The Bulldogs won 14 of 16 events Thursday to earn the Pacific League victory on the road. Burbank had a pair of double winners in Alicia McCord in the high jump (4 feet 10) and the triple jump (31-4) and Kynlee Vuncannon in the shot put (28-1/4) and the discus (87-3 1/2). BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD Burbank 94, Glendale 42 : The Bulldogs had three athletes win two individual events Thursday in notching the Pacific League victory at Glendale.
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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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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 7, 2013
BURBANK - Burbank High's Dennis Palacio and Hoover's Jeremy Zadoorian were both looking to start out their Pacific League campaigns with some solid performances. Both athletes were in fine form Thursday when the Bulldogs hosted the Tornadoes in the league opener for both teams. While Palacio captured four individual events, Zadoorian placed first in two events and ran a leg on Hoover's victorious 4x400-meter relay team. PHOTOS: Burbank vs. Hoover Pacific League dual track meet However, it was Palacio's Bulldogs that were able to come out on top, as Burbank posted a 110-26 victory.
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