April 27, 2010 > Spring sports update
Spring sports update
By Gary van den Heuvel
Photos By Mike Heightchew
Track & Field: James Logan High School's boys and girls teams each won the James Logan Top 8 Track and Field Invitational, held last weekend. Logan's Monte Corley was named the Track athlete of the meet after he won the boys 300 intermediate hurdles in 37.06 seconds, which is the second fastest time in state history. Logan's Victor Johnson won the triple jump (45-0 feet). Mission San Jose High School was represented by two individual winners: Joseph Uken in the 3,200 meters (a time of 10:06.65), and Jeremy Wang, who won the pole vault competition (13-6 feet).
Logan's Thandi Stewart won the female track athlete of the meet award after winning the 400 meter race (time of 56.06), the 300 low hurdles (43.56), and ran a 53.8 split in the 1,600 relay, which the Colts also won. Logan's Atiya Harvey won the 100 (12.07) and 200 (25.09) meter races. Mission San Jose's Erika Cherk won the 3,200 meter race.
Golf: Trailing Mission San Jose by 2 strokes after the first round of the Mission Valley Athletic League Championship, Irvington High School won the overall team title, destroying the field by shooting 387 at Sunol Valley Golf Course on Thursday, April 22. Mission shot 415 to finish second overall, and Washington High School's score of 438 earned the Huskies a third place finish.
Irvington's Jonathan Lin was the best golfer of the tournament, shooting a one-over 73. Lin had the lowest score overall, shooting 152 in the two-round event. Irvington cinched their victory with stellar rounds from Parth Singh, who shot 76, and Bryce Yoshimoto, who shot 78. Irvington's MVAL league title is their second consecutive crown.
In the Hayward Area Athletic League, Moreau Catholic High School is running the table with a 10-0 record after last week's wins over defending champion Castro Valley (by a score of 180-232), and Bishop O'Dowd (207-217). Carlos Briones shot a 37 in the win over O'Dowd, tied for the lowest score in the field. Moreau's Blake Ramos shot a 38.
Tennis: In what was considered to be the most anticipated match of the year in the Hayward Area Athletic League, Moreau's top singles player Derek Lee had an opportunity to avenge his only loss of the year, to Castro Valley's freshman phenom Miguel Diaz. Diaz won their first encounter on a day when Lee was not at his best (health-wise), and in last week's rematch, Lee gave Diaz all he could handle before the Castro Valley prodigy pulled out a 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 win.
Castro Valley won the match against Moreau, 7-0, and sits atop the HAAL with a 12-0 record.
Earlier in the week, Moreau narrowly lost to second place Bishop O'Dowd. Lee won his singles match against Jeff Buu, 6-3, 7-6. Derek Lloyd and Ryan Ma also won for the Mariners in singles matches, but Moreau's doubles teams were winless against the Dragons.