Holy Trinity School/San Pedro Girls Varsity Track Team 2010 CYO Champions

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Beating 80 schools overt the course of 2 weeks, the Holy Trinity School Girls Varsity Track Team won the 2010 CYO Championship for the diocese of Los Angeles

Holy Trinity’s track team was well represented at the CYO Finals Track meet May 4th at Serra High School. The Final meet was the culmination of playoff that began 2 weeks ago with 80 schools throughout the Los Angeles Archdiocese competing in 2 Regional meets leading to the Final. Yesterday, the top 8 finishers in each event competed in a one heat race to determine the champions in each running and field event for B and Varsity divisions.

In the B Girls division, Emilie Bero earned 4th place and 6th place finishes in the 200 and 100 meter sprints respectively. Only a 5th grader, Emilie has already set her sights on a higher finish in next year’s meet. In a dramatic finish, long jumper Elizabeth Scheffler took 4th place with strong final jump that propelled her ahead of 2 competitors. The B Boys 4 x 100 relay team of Hunter Bjazevich, Jake Bjazevich, Gianfranco Gentile and Ronan McOsker improved by three spots from their 8th place seeding, finishing 5th and shaving 2.3 seconds from the previous best time. Ronan, a last minute replacement, became the first Holy Trinity 4th grader to appear in a Finals meet.

Varsity boys shot putter, Mario Meza, earned a 6th place finish with a school record toss of 38 feet, 9 inches. Varsity girls shot putter Madison Miller took 3rd place with a school record throw of 31 feet, 11 ½ inches. Mario and Madison are both rookie throwers who improved by their distance roughly 2 feet over the course of the 3 month track season. In two exciting races that came down to the wire, Michelle Frost and Kala Kopecek finished 2nd in the 100 meter and 200 meter sprints, respectively.

Lastly, the highly anticipated 4 x100 relay match-up between Holy Trinity and Transfiguration did not disappoint. In one of the fastest heats in CYO history, Transfiguration edged out Holy Trinity at the wire for 1st place. Members of the of the relay team are Katie Sullivan, Kala Kopecek, Michelle Frost and Isela Vasquez. It was a very proud HT moment to hear comments by rival coaches complimenting our girls performance and the “classy” manner in which they handled themselves between events. They “cashed their check” for the hard work and dedication they’ve put in the past 4 years.

It was a fine day for Holy Trinity’s varsity girls whose strong across the board performances earned them the CYO girls varsity team championship. It is the first varsity level track championship in at least 20 years. Congratulations to Coach Kerry McOsker who notched her second CYO track championship. In her first year at the helm, her B boys track team captured the CYO title at Notre Dame high school but the varsity title has eluded her since. For more information about Holy Trinity School, go to http://www.holytrinitysp.org

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