Arcadia Invitational Puts Local Track on Map
by Joe Torosian
April 10, 2013 • 784 views
Track and Field athletes from thirty different states, over 700 high schools, and from places as far away as New Zealand spent last Friday and Saturday at the 46th Annual Arcadia Invitational.
Local success came with the South Pasadena girls1,600-meter open relay team. Claire Kieffer-Wright, Anika Renken, Rebecca Liston and Laura Anuakpado set an open meet record with a time of 3:53.12.
Anuakpado would also finish seventh overall in the women’s 200 Meters.
Keiffer-Wright won the Women’s High Jump.
In the Womens 100 Meter Dash Baldwin Park’s Savanna Butler finished eightth in her section. Monrovia’s Chassity Fellows finished third in the same event in her section.
In the 200 Meter Dash Arcadia’s Kyra White finished sixth in section one. South Pas’ Anuakpado placed in the second section, and her teammate Kamil Rodil-Willis finished sixth in the third.
In the 800 Meter Invitational Monrovia’s Amanda Mansoorbekht finished eigtth overall.
In the Womens 100 Meter Hurdles Monrovia sophomore Sydney Mosely won her section.
“I’m having the time of my life,” she said between events. “I love it!”
Mosely also was part of a group that won the 1600 Sprint Medley Seeded, with Fellows, Mansoorbekht, and Jasmine Thomas.
The Arcadia relay team featuring Jasmine Paulus, Rachel Wiggins, Kyra White and Michel Souisa finished fourth in their heat of the 4X100 realy.
On the Invitational side the M-Town quartet of Mosely, Fellows, Madison Herrera, and Jasmine Thomas finished seventh.
This same group finished third in the 4X200 Relay Seeded.
In the 4X800 Relay Seeded Arcadia’s Laura Guidolin, Isabell Annino, Kendall Swanson, Glindyll Mancia finished fourth.
On the boys side…
Arcadia’s Vincent Bai landed in seventh in his heat of the 200 Meter Dash.
Maranatha’s Kyle Brown won his heat in the 400 Meter. Arcadia’s Nikko Ajao finished seventh in his section.
In the 800 Meters South Pasadena’s Paul Messana finished fourth in his sectional.
In the Men’s Mile both Maranatha’s Kyle Bueckert and La Salle’s Daniel De La Torre won their sectionals. Bueckert’s time was 4:17, while De La Torre came in at 4:18.
In the Men’s 4X100 Relay the Monrovia team of Anthony Craft, Brett Walsh, Jordan Nathan and Octavius Spencer finsihed eighth. While in the third section Nick Adams, Mason Bryant, Austin Casner, Cravon Gillespie took third.
The second section of the same event featured Arcadia’s Ajao, Bai, Brandon Chang, and Preston Wu finishing fourth.
In the 4X200 the Wildcats Adams, Bryant, Casner, and Gillespie and took third.
In the 4X400 the Apache foursome of Ajao, Bai, Wu, and Joshua Liyanage finished third in their section. In another section of the same even a Monrovia group consisting of
Nathan, Spencer, Fellows, and Aburey Mosley finished sixth.