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Robinson had a big performance at the Bay League track and field finals at rival Redondo last Friday. Robinson won the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.44, anchored the winning 4×100 relay, which finished with a time of 48.91, and sparked the winning 4×400 relay team (3:57.89) to victory for the Mira Costa girls.
Long Beach Poly
Poly junior Melissa Tanaka was one of three Jackrabbits to claim three gold medals at the Moore League track finals. Tanaka covered more ground to be sure, winning the mile with a time of 5:10, then winning the 800 (in 2:15), and anchoring a PR effort from the Poly 4×400 relay, which broke four minutes with a time of 3:59.81.
Schultz emerged as a triple champion at the Foothill League finals to help Hart reclaim the team title. Schultz captured titles in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles and then swam a stellar opening leg for the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team that clinched the league title in the final event of the day.
The freshman phenom set two Valle Vista League individual swimming records and was part of two league record winning relay teams at last week’s Valle Vista League swimming finals. Nguyen won the 100 butterfly in 57.89 and won the 100 freestyle in 52.20 to set new league records in both. She also was part of Rowland’s record setting 200 free relay team that finished in 1:42.42 and the and the winning 200 medley relay squad that finished in 2:02.71.
In the Citrus Belt League which is loaded with talent, Greene stood out at league finals May 5 at Redlands High. She won the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.20 seconds, and the 300 hurdles with a time of 45.09 seconds. She was also champion in the long jump, with a mark of 16 feet, 9 inches.
The junior outfielder batted .700 in four wins last week, which included a 2-for-4 effort in Aliso Niguel’s upset victory over Mission Viejo. Polucha finished 7 for 10 with four extra base hits and five RBI. She also drew three walks, reaching base 10 times in 13 plate appearances.
Redlands East Valley
Longfellow capped off her decorated Citrus Belt League swimming career apart of a dominant team performance from Redlands East Valley, which won a school-record 15 league title at the CBL swim finals. Longfellow won three league titles last Friday in the 200 medley relay, the 400 freestyle relay and the 200 IM (and a second place in the 200 backstroke). The University of Houston signee has won seven CBL titles over the last two years and helped bring the first regular-season CBL girls swimming title last season as well as winning again this year.
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