DOWNEY – The Downey High School boys’ swim team claimed their fifth straight S.G.V.L. championship by defeating cross-town rival Warren 172.5 to 140.5 last Thursday afternoon at the Downey Aquatics Center.
Paramount finished third with 68 points and Gahr finished fourth with 65 points, respectively.
The swim meet was close but the Vikings were able to pull away late after sweeping the 100 breaststroke. Marcus Powell won the 200 IM in a time of 2:04.66 and set a new S.G.V.L. record. Powell also won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:05.15.
C.I.F. Division 3 Prelims were held Wednesday and C.I.F. Finals were held yesterday at Riverside Community College (scores unavailable at press time). Downey qualified ten swimmers for postseason competition. Coach Delhousay is extremely proud of how well his swimmers swam at league finals and is confident his team will swim well at C.I.F. Prelims.
The Downey High School boys’ junior varsity team defeated Warren 71-51. Paramount and Gahr tied for third place with 15 points, respectively.
The Warren High School girls’ varsity team defeated Downey 188.5 to 106. Paramount finished third with 100.5 points and Gahr finished fourth with 26 points, respectively.
The Warren High School girls’ junior varsity team narrowly defeated Downey 62-61. Paramount finished third with 18 points and Gahr finished fourth with 12 points, respectively.
The Warren High School boys’ swim team claimed S.G.V.L. titles in seven of 11 swimming events last Thursday afternoon at the Downey Aquatics Center.
Two titles went to cross-town rival Downey and the other two went to Gahr. Warren also claimed three S.G.V.L. records and five boy league swim records were broken in all. Downey had one league record broken and Gahr had the other.
Warren qualified for C.I.F. in all of the events that were won. C.I.F. Prelims took place Wednesday and C.I.F. Finals took place yesterday at Riverside Community College (scores unavailable at press time).
The most exciting race of the day was the 200 freestyle relay. The Bears defeated the Vikings by .02 to win the race. Warren finished in a time of 1:35.49 and Downey finished in a time of 1:35.51.
Warren was the S.G.V.L. champion in the 200 Medley relay. The relay finished in a time of 1:46.07 and was swam by Edgar Fabian, Hunter Ludwick, Trevor Army and Jonathan Villa. The 200 freestyle was won by Jonathan Villa in a time of 1:48.92 and is a new S.G.V.L. record. The 100 butterfly was won by Trevor Army in a time of 56.20.
The 500 freestyle was won by Jonathan Villa in a time of 4:55.64 and is a new S.G.V.L. record. The 200 freestyle relay team was won by Trevor Army, Aaron Carrillo, Alec Jimenez and Bernard Carrillo in a time of 135.49. The 100 backstroke was won by Edgar Fabian in a time of 57.34 and is a new S.G.V.L. record. Last, the 400 freestyle relay team of Jonathan Villa, Josh Guzman, Alec Jimenez and Bernard Carrillo was won in a time of 3:28.16.
Coach Nichols is extremely proud of how well his swimmers swam at league finals and is confident his team will swim well at C.I.F. Prelims.
The Downey High School boys’ lacrosse team finished their season with an overall record of 7-9 and were 0-4 in South Bay League competition.
Culver City (8-8, 4-0) was first, Santa Monica (9-8, 2-2) was second and Downey was third, respectively.
Downey was defeated by Culver City at Downey 13-4 on 4/20 and were defeated by Santa Monica at Santa Monica 20-10 on 4/26. The Vikings defeated Damien at Damien in their final game of the season 12-11 on 4/28.
Coach Schlegel was pleased with the way his team finished their season on a positive note by defeating Damien in a close game. Downey ended their season ranked 171st in the state.
The Downey High School girls’ lacrosse team finished their season with an overall record of 12-5 and were 6-0 in Ocean League competition. Culver City (6-9, 4-2) was second, Beverly Hills (4-9, 2-4) was third, Santa Monica was fourth and Marlborough was fifth, respectively.
Downey defeated Beverly Hills at Downey 17-2 on 4/15, defeated Culver City at Culver City 10-7 on 4/20, defeated Marlborough at Marlborough 20-2 on 4/21, defeated Santa Monica at Downey 21-1 on 4/27 and were defeated by Agoura Hills at Agoura Hills 14-2 on 5/3.
Coach Mires was pleased with how well is team dominated league competition and won four of their last five games overall. Downey ended their season ranked 90th in the state.
The San Gabriel Valley League held their annual league finals for track and field last Friday night at Gahr High School in Cerritos. Warren had several Lady Bears placing in different events.
Warren standout runner Gwendolyn Hurtado set a new S.G.V.L. record in the 3200m run. Hurtado ran an 11:06.4 which broke the previous record of 11:07.3 held by former Lady Bear Monique Diaz in 2010.
Senior Leticia Perez claimed the S.G.V.L. title for the third consecutive year in the pole vault. Other outstanding performances were turned in by Carlota Conant, Shemaiah Odom, Nicole Ramirez, Jiane Green and Laura Tidwell.
Conant was the S.G.V.L. champion in the 800m run and was second in the 4 X 400 relay. Odom finished second in the 300 hurdles and was second in the 4 X 400 relay, also. Ramirez finished third in the discus, Green finished third in the 100 hurdles and Tidwell was second in the 4 X 400 relay.
These athletes all qualified for the C.I.F. Division 1 Prelims and will compete this weekend at Trabuco Hills. Coach Waldron and his staff are extremely proud of how hard these young ladies have worked this year and wish them well in C.I.F. postseason competition.