DOWNEY - The Warren High School girls' track team is the reigning 2012 S.G.V.L. champions.Warren, which finished its league season a perfect 5-0, defeated an overmatched Gahr team on Tuesday and claimed their first league title since 1994. Paramount has owned the San Gabriel Valley League for the last several years but that dominance has come to an end. Warren defeated cross-town rival Downey 69-67 at the "Classic" on April 5 and has never looked back. Coach Waldron is very pleased with his team and mentioned his athletes scored points against Paramount in events where "they had never scored points before." Warren dominated in the throws, the 200 meters, 4X100 meter relay and in the jumps (long, triple and high). Performing well for the Lady Bears are Amy Chesser in the throws, Danielle Rodriguez in the 400 meters, high jump and triple jump, Carissa Saenz in the hurdles and former East Knight Shakura Tyler in the sprints. According to Coach Waldron, Danielle Rodriguez is "the hands down most impressive right now." Rodriguez broke the 400 meter record at the Paramount meet. She also jumped 5'4 in the high jump at the L.A. County Championships, which is also a new record. Waldron went on to say that Rodriguez is running 800 meters in 2:16 and is jumping 33'5 in the triple jump. She is also the fastest leg in the 4X400 relay. Also performing well for the Lady Bears is Jessica Tellez in the 400 meters, where she ran a 61.26 against Paramount. Tellez is now permanently on the 4X400 relay team as a freshmen. As the league team season draws to a close, it is now time for standout individuals to emerge and perform their best in C.I.F. Warren certainly has several athletes who are poised and ready to compete at the next level of competition.
********** Published: April 26, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 02