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By Matt Szabo | April 30, 2009
Fountain Valley High junior Kyle Middlebrooks won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes Saturday at the Orange County Championships track and field meet at Mission Viejo High. Middlebrooks won the 100 in a wind-aided time of 10.48 seconds, tops in the state this season. His time of 21.54 in the 200 was the fourth-best in the state this year. Huntington Beach senior Allison Koressel added to her standout season with a winning vault of 12 feet, 6 inches in the girls? pole vault.
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By Matt Szabo | April 23, 2009
The watch means plenty to Allison Koressel — despite the color scheme. She wears it while she trains, and it can motivate the Huntington Beach High senior to do even better. It’s a Nike athletic watch, and she won it by taking first in the girls’ pole vault at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational on April 11. But there’s only one problem for Koressel, who has committed to continue her track and field career at UCLA. The watch is red and gold, which looks a lot like USC colors.
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April 16, 2009
Huntington Beach High senior Allison Koressel finished first in the girls? pole vault Saturday at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational track and field meet. Koressel?s mark of 13 feet, 1 inch tied her personal-best and is also the top mark in California this season. It?s the same mark she earned to win the Surf City Invitational in late March. Fountain Valley junior Kyle Middlebrooks also fared well in Arcadia, taking third in the 100 meters in 10.89 seconds. Barons junior Jeff Tran placed fifth in the pole vault with a mark of 15-1.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 1, 2009
Another prep sports year has come and gone. But it didn?t fade into the past without plenty of fanfare and accomplishment from local high school sports teams and individuals. Titles were won, playoff berths secured, records set and sheer personal satisfaction was achieved in various athletic endeavors Here are some of the key prep highlights that were reported to the Independent during the past year: ? January-June It was a record-setting start to the New Year on the basketball court.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 29, 2008
Ryan Simioni set the bar Friday. Literally. In his first effort at the CIF Southern Section Masters meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk, the Edison High senior cleared his first attempt in the boys’ pole vault at 15 feet, 4 inches. Simioni will tell you that it was a modest mark, but what he didn’t figure on was that the mark would carry him to the Masters meet pole vault title — a first for the 18-year-old. Friday, Simioni and Edison teammates, juniors Hillary Hayes and Meghan Foley, along with Marina senior pole vaulter Leon Roach, venture back to Cerritos College for the CIF State Track and Field Championships.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 31, 2007
It's on to State for Huntington Beach High's Chrissy Van Doornum. Van Doornum, a senior, cleared 11-feet-8 in the girls' pole vault at last Friday's CIF-Southern Section Masters meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk. She tied for third place with Michelle McNamara of Covina and Lauren Radke of Oak Christian in an event won by Allison Stokke (13-3 1/2 ) of Newport Harbor High School. Van Doornum hit all of her heights on her first attempt and went out of the competition at 12-3, Oilers Coach Kim Clarke said.
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By Mike Sciacca | April 26, 2007
The Orange County Championships gave local athletes the chance to show their stuff Saturday, and several gave outstanding performances in the day-long event at Mission Viejo High. Huntington Beach senior Laura Boggeln threw 39-feet-9 3/4 in the girls' discus, and Oilers' teammates Bonnie Sorsensen (16-feet-10 1/4 ) and Chrissy VanDoornum (10-3) placed fifth and seventh, respectively, in the girls' long jump and pole vault. The Oilers trio was among several local athletes to garner a top 10 finish at the event.
NEWS
June 2, 2005
Mike Sciacca The city of Huntington Beach will be well represented this weekend at the CIF state track and field championships in Sacramento. Five local prep athletes finished among the top five at last week's CIF Southern section masters meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk to automatically qualify. The state meet begins Friday at Hughes Stadium. Qualifying from Marina High was Tony Guadagnini, Lyndly Tamura from Huntington Beach and Joe Gatel, Tori Pena and Kelly Maclean from Edison.
NEWS
May 26, 2005
Mike Sciacca Tony Guadagnini has not only made it a habit to set goals for himself during his high school career, but the Marina High senior track and field athlete also has made it a habit of reaching them. The 18-year-old achieved a personal milestone Saturday when he ran 1:53.32 to win the Division I boys' 800 meters race at the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College in Norwalk. He had entered the finals seeded first after winning the preliminary race by two seconds.
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