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Kennedy’s No. 3 hitter turned in a scintillating performance at the Las Vegas Easter Invitational, going 9 for 14 with four doubles, a homer and 12 RBIs to help Kennedy top traditional L.A. City Section powers El Camino Real and Banning to make the tournament final. She is batting .661 with five homers and 44 RBIs with a jaw-dropping 1.877 OPS.
Diaz was a part of two school records in the mile and the 4×1,600 meter relay in the 58th Mt. San Antonio College Relays. On Friday, Diaz ran 4:56.35 in the invitational mile for the sixth-fastest time in area history. She also teamed with Ruby Galindo, Viviana Rios, and Jessica Robles on Norwalk’s 4×1,600 relay that clocked 22:00.22. In the fall, Diaz finished third in the Southern Section Division III cross country finals for the highest finish by a Norwalk female runner.
Gonzalez’s enjoyed a big week at the Las Vegas Spring Jamboree, where she slugged North to a solid showing against some of the top programs from California and Nevada. Between five games in the tournament, Gonzalez hit four home runs.
The Long Beach State commit performed well at the Mt. San Antonio College relays over the weekend. Reynolds was fourth among the best of the best in the 300 meter hurdles invitational, finishing in 44.14. She also performed well in a girls 100 meter hurdles seeded race, finishing seventh at 18.78.
Cajon beat Citrus Valley twice last week to move into first place in the Citrus Belt League and Rankin was a big part of it. In the two wins, she had a 1.58 ERA, striking out six in 13 1/3 innings. In four games for the week, Rankin had seven hits in 13 at-bats (.538) with seven RBIs.
Beatty, a Washington State recruit, was instrumental in the Wolfpack winning the 6,400-meter relay and placing second in the distance medley last week in the Mt. SAC Relays at El Camino College. Beatty’s splits during the weekend were 4:57 and 4:55 (1,600) and 2:15 in the 800.
Graves won the 800 meters and 1,600 in Wednesday’s Citrus Belt League track meet against Arcadia. The Blackhawks needed every point in their 64-63 win over the defending league champions.
Johnson was a big contributor both in the pitching circle and at the plate as the Huskies went 4-0. She started the week by pitching her team to an 8-2 victory over Etiwanda, also hitting an RBI single, then hit a game-ending RBI single in an 8-7 victory over Upland. Over the weekend, she pitched the Huskies to a 9-0 victory over Cajon, adding in a two-run home run. She is hitting .448 with five home runs and 38 RBIs.
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