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By Zach Cavanagh
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St. Margaret’s Sun Wins Division 4 High Jump
Junior Emily Sun set a personal record and claimed the CIF-SS Division 4 high jump title at the CIF-SS Finals on Saturday, May 19 at El Camino College in Torrance.
Sun improved on her own school record with a jump of five feet, three inches to claim St. Margaret’s first individual CIF-SS gold since 2014.
Sun will be seeded sixth at CIF-SS Masters on Saturday, May 26 at El Camino College. The top seven finishers advance to the state meet.
JSerra’s Stephens, Grover Qualify for Masters
Senior Kelley Stephens took silver in the 200-meter and sophomore Anthony Grover set personal records in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter at the CIF-SS Division 3 Finals on Saturday, May 19 at El Camino College in Torrance.
Stephens ran a time of 21.85 seconds and will be seeded third overall at CIF-SS Masters on Saturday, May 26.
Grover took third place in both the 1,600 and 3,200 and will be seeded 13th in both at Masters. He ran a time of 4:15.63 in the 1,600 and 9:14.98 in the 3,200.
San Juan Hills Softball Falls in Second Round
Fresh off their first softball league title in school history, the Stallions defeated Sultana, 5-4, at home in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs on Thursday, May 17.
Big defensive plays in the top of the fifth inning gave San Juan Hills offensive momentum in the bottom of the fifth for a 5-1 lead that carried to the win.
The Stallions travelled to Schurr of Montebello in the second round but dropped a tight one, 3-2, on Tuesday, May 22. San Juan Hills took the lead in the top of the seventh, but Schurr walked off with the win.
San Juan Hills Boys Tennis Drops Tiebreaker
After being forced to play a wild card match and on the road in the first round, the top-seeded Stallions hosted Arroyo of El Monte in the second round.
San Juan Hills led the match 7-5 before rain suspended the match on Friday, May 11. The Stallions lost momentum when the match restarted on Saturday, May 12, and Arroyo tied the match, 9-9, and won the tiebreaker by only one game, 77-76.
San Juan Hills had only won seven matches over the previous two seasons, but the Stallions won 17 matches and finished 4-4 in the league this season.