The Athletics Minute is a recap of the prior week's action in Lancer varsity sports.
Throughout each season, one athlete from each sport is selected as a profile athlete. This week's profiles feature senior boys golfer Andrew Karges.
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Read more about Andrew by clicking HERE.
The Lancer baseball team fell in heartbreaking fashion to Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks in the CIF Quarterfinals 5-4 in extra innings last Friday.
After trailing 4-0 heading into the top of the seventh inning, the Lancers came alive. After getting a run across to cut the lead to 3, junior 3rd baseman Casey Borba approached the dish with two on and two out. He forced a full count, and on the next pitch, he hit a massive home run over the left-field fence to tie the game.
In the bottom of the 8th, Notre Dame got the bases loaded with two outs and dropped a bunt down, which scored the game-winning run.
The Lancers wrapped up the 2022 season with a 25-5 record and a Trinity League title.
Track & Field
17 Lancer Track & Field Athletes competed in the Division 3 CIF Finals held at Moor Park High School on Saturday, May 14. Three of those 17 are headed to the CIF Masters meet.
Girls High Jump
Kennedy Cunningham had a jump of 5' 2", which was good enough for 4th place and a Masters qualifying spot.
Pesi Tauaika was 4th in the discus with a throw of 126' 10". The throw was 17 feet longer than her prelim throw at Estancia. She qualified for Masters in the discus.
Both Tauaika and Rebel Tuinuknafe qualified for Masters in the shootout. Tuinuknafe finished 4th with a 40' 1" throw. She was only 1 foot off the lead. Tauaika was 6th with a throw of 39' 2'. Leah Gilmore also competed in the shot put and finished 9th with a throw of 34' 6".
Boys 4x100 Relay
The boys 4x100 relay team consisting of Desmin Jackson, Matthew Kaloustian, Xane Uipi, and Deuce Frierson-Cotter, finished 5th with a time of 42.70, which was 0.04 faster than their prelim time.
Senior Jaylen Lynch ran a blazing 48.84 400, finishing 5th in the competition. His time was 0.58 faster than his prelim time the weekend before.
Girls 4x400 Relay
The girls relay team of Amelia Trautman, Caroline Kargenian, Shelby Perez, and Kennedy Cunningham ran a PR of 4:05:87, finishing 9th. The time was 6 seconds faster than their prelim time.
Girls Long Jump
Hannah Wons jumped 17' 3" in and finished 5th in the meet. She just missed a Masters qualifying spot. Her jump was 2 inches longer than her prelim jump. Cunningham also competed in the long jump and hit a mark of 15' 10" good for 9th place.
Boys High Jump
Blake Brewer finished 5th in the boys high jump with a mark of 6'.
Boys Pole Vault
Van Rhodus PR'd at the CIF Finals with a 12' 9" mark. He finished 6th. Nicolas Ling hit 11' 9" and finished 9th.
Boys Long Jump
Samson Seiler finished 7th in the boys long jump with a mark of 20' 1".
Off to Masters
The trio of Cunningham, Tauaika, and Tuinuknafe will all take part in the CIF Masters meet at Moor Park on Saturday, May 21.
The boys golf team finished 14th with a team score of 395 in the CIF D1 playoffs on Monday at Western Hills Golf Course. They were seven shots off qualifying for the Finals.
Below are the individual scores that counted
- Ian Shahwan 75
- Cooper Nelson 79
- Dylan Spoolstra 79
- Johnny Rasmussen 81
- John Karges 81
On Thursday, May 19, Dandler, Raab, and Ishizaki competed in the CIF-SS Individual 2nd and 3rd round at Lakewood Tennis Center.
Dandler opened up the day with a victory in straight sets over David Truong of Oxford Academy (6-3, 6-2). In the third round, he lost in straight sets to conclude his tournament and season.
The pair of Raab and Ishizaki also won their round 2 matchup before falling in the 3rd round of the tournament.
The 3 of them are the first set of boys tennis players to represent the Lancers in the CIF Individual tournament since the doubles team of Chris Sunshine and Marcus Van Der Watt in 2019.