Sports Summary

Special to El Vaquero


The men’s and women’s team had some solid performances at the WSC Prelims Friday and Saturday in Santa Barbara. Qualifiers for the men and women advanced to the WSC finals Saturday in Moorpark.

Several runners also qualified for the Southern California prelims Saturday, May 6 at Mt. Sac by virtue of their performances in the 10,000 meters finals Friday. For the women, Maribel Cespedes finished second in 38:53.11, Lilly Hernandez finished fifth in 39:59.44,Maria Castaneda finished sixth in 40:40.34 and Anna Rodriguez finished seventh in 41:06.40. All four runners posred personal best times. For the men, Ray Vasquez finished second in a personal best time of 32:10.74 and Luis Castaneda finished sixth in 33:51.72.

Qualifiers for the WSC finals for the women were Julissa Camacho in fourth place in her heat in the 400 meters in 1:03.19 and Sandra Martinez in fifth placein her heat of the 800 meters in 2:35.89. In the field events, Kristina Dartyan finished seventh in the pole vault by clearing eight feet and Cassy Vasile threw the discus 83-feet, three inches to qualify.

Qualifiers for the men were Chris Marshall who won his heat of the 100 meters in 11.46 and Tomas Aguirre who won his heat in the 800 meters in 1:58.71. Luis Castaneda finished second in his heat of the 1500 meters in 4:09.53 as did Preston Richardson in his heat in 4:11.02 and Ray Vasquez finished third in his heat of the 1500 meters in 4:10.31 and Victor Rios finished 12th in his heat to qualify in 4:13.39. Michael Esquivel qualified in two events, the dicus with a third place finish in his flight with a throw of 146-feet, seven inches.

Several events including the 400 and 1600- meter relays, the 3000-meter steeplechase and the 5000 meters will take place Saturday in the Finals.


Glendale is now 9-28 overall and 4-15 in the WSC South after dropping two of three games last week.They fell to Citrus 15-4 Tuesday and 9-8 Thursdayand beat Mission 5-4 Saturday. In the win over Mission, Clay Young struck out six over six innings and got offensive support from Brian Bistagne, Chris Warters, Mike Valadez and Chris Hertz all doubled and Warters also drove in two runs and Valadez had two hits.

The Vaqueros played at Mission Tuesday hosted Bakersfield Thursday and play at Bakersfield Saturday.


TheVaqueros ended the season 11-19-1 overall and 7-13 in the WSC Blue Division after dropping four of five games last week. Thet lost a doubleheader to Bakersfield 3-0 and 9-1 Tuesday and beat Mission 4-2 Wednesday and then dropped a doubleheader to Valley 9-1 and 8-6 Friday. Saturday’s game against East Los Angeles was cancelled.


Three Glendale singles players and two doubles teams qualified for the Southern California regionals after advancing to at least the quarterfinals in the Western State Conference tournament Thursday through Saturday in Bakersfield. No. 1 singles player Lew Deleon advanced to the quarterfinals and No.2 and No.3 players, Sergy Vagramian and Hakop Tadevosian both advanced to the semifinals. The doubles teams of DeLeon and Vagramian and Tadevosian and Norik Otuzbiryan also advanced after falling in the quarterfinals.

In the team competition, Glendale, seeded No.4 in the Southern California Regional, hosted Cerritos, seeded No.5 at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in a first round match. The Vaqueros finished second in the WSC conference at 8-2 and were 9-7 overall and fell to Cerritos 9-0 in a pre-season match on February 14.

The Vaqueros will also participate in the Ojai Invitational Thursday through Sunday.


Glendale finished the regular season on a winning note at 6-8 overall and 4-7 in WSC after beating hancock 5-4 Tuesday. Debbie Martin, Anna-Alicia Araujo, Ofelia Abrahamyan and Maria Bagaforo all had wins in singles as did the doubles team of Jennifere Chung and Abrahamyan, which clinched the victory with an 8-6 in the last match of the day.

Debbie Martin and Anna-Alicia Araujo also qualified for the Southern California Regionals in singles and doubles to be played May 4-6 in San Diego. Martin will represent the Vaqueros in singles and she will team with Araujo in doubles as well. Martin advanced to the quarterfinals of the WSC tournament Saturday in Ventura in singles as did the doubles teams of Araujo and Martin.

The Vaqueros will also participate in the Ojai Invitational Thursday through Sunday.