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 Mountain Views News Saturday, September 29, 2012 


Story and Photos By Lara L. Larramendi

Sierra Madre, CA Continuing her trend of 
significantly improving her previous year’s 
performance at the Bell-Jeff Invitational, Alverno 
Senior Eryn Blakely finished second among 96 
runners in the Varsity Girls Blue Division (Small 
Schools) race with a time of 18:26.6 at the 39th 
Annual Bell-Jeff Cross Country Invitational on the 
rugged Griffith Park course Saturday, September 
22. She chopped 57.6 seconds off her time and 
moved up from fifth place in her 2011 Invitational 
finish. Blakely earned a medal for her second place 

The Invitational, the longest running event held at 
Griffith Park, is a rugged course of hills, dirt, soft 
sand and grassy surfaces.

The Alverno spikers caught a lucky break when 
the Small Schools’ races were held earlier in the 
morning before the day turned hot. In previous 
years, the temperatures have soared into the triple 

Varsity runners that also improved their times over 
their previous performances were juniors Brett 
Richey, Francesca Rueda and Victoria Pintado. 
Sophomore Rose Boubion also improved on 
last year’s performance. First timers running the 
tough course were seniors Madison Mennie and 
Vanessa Serrano and freshmen Natalie Valencia, 
Adriana Nava, Kimberly Ganivet and sophomore 
Katia Jauregui. These runners have also improved 
since the Don Bosco Invitational. Their times at 
the much tougher and hillier Griffith Park course 
were better than those at the flatter Santa Fe Dam 

Frosh Natalie Valencia said that “the beginning 
was really easy because I paced myself, but towards 
the end, in the uphills, it was very hard. But I 
pushed myself to finish and I sprinted towards the 
finish line. During the race while I was running, 
I was just thinking about finishing proud, not 
worrying about my time.” When 
asked how she feels about running 
cross country, Natalie replied, “It 
is really fun. It helps relieve stress 
and you get everything out of your 

Alverno opens their defense of 
both the varsity and junior varsity 
Horizon League championships 
on Wednesday, September 25 at 
4:00 p.m. at a different Griffith 
Park course hosted by Bishop 
Conaty. The Jaguars’ varsity 
team expects to be at full strength with seniors 
Katherine Haysbert, Ashley Haylett, Adrianna 
Martinez and junior Jessica Lopez to be at the 
starting line when the gun goes off.

Member schools of the Horizon League include 
Alverno High School, Bishop Conaty- Our Lady 
of Loretto, Holy Family, Sacred Heart of Jesus 
and San Gabriel Mission.

About Alverno High School

Alverno High School is a Catholic, private, college 
preparatory school for young women dedicated 
to preparing them to function in a society as 
informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the 
requisite skills to make and implement mature 
decisions about complex problems. Enlivened by 
the spirit of its Immaculate Heart Community 
sponsors, and mindful of the Franciscan roots 
of its founders, Alverno’s program—academic, 
spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—is 
shaped by the staff, trustees, and students in light 
of the world for which the students are being 
educated. Alverno’s mission is to empower each 
young woman to be exactly the person she wants 
to be and since 1960, Alverno has empowered 
more than 4,100 women to meet that goal. For 
more information about Alverno High School, 
please call 626-355-3463 or visit www.alverno-


 In their first varsity game of the season, the St. Rita girls defeated Pasadena’s St. Elizabeth in 
two games. The first was won easily with a 25-14 victory. St. Elizabeth battled back in the hotly-
contested second game, but eventually fell as the lady Raiders held on to win with a final score of 
25-22. Starting line-up included Kathleen Brady, Sarah Perret, Catherine Johnson, Natalie O’Brien, 
Caitlin Mispagel, Michelle Encinas, Abby McKiernan and Brenna Stutenroth. Above - St. Rita’s 
Kathleen Brady. Below Caitlin Mispagel. Photos by Diane Johnson 

Above, Eryn Blakely (#3886) 
on her way to a second place 
finish and a medal in the Girls’ 
Varsity (Small Schools) race 
at the Bell-Jeff Invitational at 
Griffith Park.

Alverno’s Kimberly Ganivet (#3888), Katia Jaurequi 
(#3890) and Adriana Nava (#3894) compete in their first 
Bell-Jeff Invitational at Griffith Park.

Golf and Tennis TournamenTOktOberfest 
tournament: all ages and skill levels are welcome to play! Tennis will be played as a 
round robin doubles 
tournament with rotating 
partners in co-ed divisions at the arcadia-orange Grove 
courts. Participants start out the tournament by trying their luck in a serving 
contest (prizes for winners). 
The tournament first, second, and third place winners each receive a trophy and the first place winner 
will have their name engraved on the oktoberfest Tennis Tournament perpetual trophy.
fOr mOre infOCall 626-355-5278benefiting sierra madre Youth ProgramsGolf start time 8:00 amlocation: eaton Canyon Golf CourseCost: $83 individual 
(includes lunch) 
team reg: $300 
(for 4 includes lunch)
lunch reception 12:00 pm location: Hart Park House Cost: $30Tax-deductible 
contact Kyle 
schnurr at kschnurr@ if you would like to contribute.
tennis start time 8:00 amlocation: arcadia-Orange Grove tennis CourtsCost: $61 (including lunch)
Golf tournament: Played on a nine-hole 
course as a foursome, best-ball 
format at 
eaton Canyon (tee times assigned). all skill levels welcome and the best-ball 
format is perfect for 
Golfers can sign up as a team or individual and the top team receives 
individual trophies 
and immortality on the oktoberfest Golf Tournament 
trophy. Want some more fun? Take 
a chance in our Closest to the Pin, longest drive, and Putting 
contests. for those concerned with 
their swing, mulligans are available to ensure a better score.
reception: following the tournaments join us at the Hart Park 
located at 222 W. sierra 
madre Blvd. for an oktoberfest-style 
including beer, brats, and German 
chocolate cake. during this time participate in 
the opportunity raffle, and watch the awards ceremony.
online at or in person at 
the Community recreation Center no later than friday, October 12, 2012.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Sign up Today! Three weeks to go. 

On Thursday, October 18, 2012, the Caltech Y 
will host its Fifth Annual Golf Tournament and 
Auction at the La Cañada Flintridge Country 
Club to fund its volunteer service, leadership and 
advocacy programs. With support from friends, 
community members and business leaders, this 
annual event helps raise needed funds for an 
organization that has served the Pasadena and 
Caltech communities for 95 years. Students grow 
and become responsible citizens through programs 
like Make-A-Difference Day, Alternative 
Spring Break, and the Rise tutoring program to 
help Pasadena area students in math and science. 
Help us continue these great traditions. 

Auction Item Update:

Here's a listing of some of the Silent auction items 
we have recieved so far:

Four Disneyland Park Hopper Passes valued at 

Prime Rib Dinner for Two at the Athenaeum 

valued at $90

Two Night stay at the Arrowhead Resort and Spa 
valued at $300

A Glider Flight with an experienced pilot valued 
at $250

One Caltech Annual Parking Pass valued at $400

Two Night weekend stay at any Omni Hotel 

valued at $500

Stay and Play at Pelican Resort valued at $600

One Night stay at the Las Palmas Resort and Spa 
valued at $300

Plus local restaurant gift certificates, wine 

tastings, art and jewelry... too numerous to list

We look forward to seeing you on October 18th, 
2012 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. 
The La Cañada Country Club will prove to be a 
challenging course. This event will bring together 
Friends, alumni, students, faculty and staff to support 
the programs of the Caltech Y and display 
their golf prowess. The Golf Tournament is on a 
Thursday this year, so ask your boss if you can 
take the day off (or give your employees the day 
off) and come have some fun with the Caltech Y. 
It's for a great cause.

Full Package with Golf, Auction and Dinner is 
$175. Includes BBQ Dinner, drinks on the course, 
wine at dinner, Tournament gift (GOLF SHIRTS 
ARE BACK THIS YEAR,) and a sleeve of Caltech 
Y Golf Balls (sponsored by Caughey and Luczyski). 
Once again, we will have hors d' oeuvres 
at the happy hour and a free drink for everyone 
after their round of golf (19th Hole sponsored by 
Toni Perpall). Come join us for the Fifth Annual 
Caltech Y Golf Tournament and have a great time 
with the Friends of the Y. 

Dinner and Auction only is $65 for those of you 
who want to come but don't play golf. Golfers 
are encouraged to bring their partner or spouse 
to the Dinner/Auction starting at 5:00pm. There 
will be Tennis available this year for non-golfing 
guests. Please see sign up form. 

Bob Smith Toyota has graciously agreed once 
again to provide a car for the Hole-in-One contest. 
You will get a chance to win the car with a 
single shot. 

For more information contact: (626) 395-6163 or 

The Breeders’ Cup and 
the Los Angeles Dodgers 
announced today 
that Monday, October 
1 is “Breeders’ Cup 
Night” at Dodgers Stadium, 
in celebration 
of the upcoming World Championships at Santa 
Anita Park. The 7:10 p.m. game will pit the Dodgers 
against the San Francisco Giants.

 The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred 
racing’s most prestigious global event, 
annually attracts the best horses from around the 
world. The Breeders’ Cup consists of 15 races with 
purses totaling more than $25 million over the 
two-day event, being held this year on November 
2 and 3 at Santa Anita Park.

 Jockey Chantal Sutherland, who finished second 
in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic on Southern 
California-based Thoroughbred Game On Dude, 
will throw out the first pitch. During the evening, 
fans can mingle with some of Southern California's 
top jockeys and trainers, and enjoy in-game 
programming featuring Breeders’ Cup highlights 
and upcoming event details.

 “We’re honored to be a part of the Dodgers’ final 
homestand in what has been an incredibly exciting 
season for the club,” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ 
Cup President and Chief Executive Officer. 
“This will be the sixth time that the Breeders’ Cup 
is being run at Santa Anita Park, and it has become 
a celebrated event in the Los Angeles area 
at one of our sport’s greatest racing venues. We 
are thrilled to share the horse racing experience 
with Dodgers fans alike.”

 Monday, October 1 also marks the first day that 
General Admission tickets for the Breeders’ Cup 
go on sale, beginning online at 12 p.m. ET. The 
General Admission online price for Championship 
Friday will be $10. The General Admission 
online price for Championship Saturday is $15. 
Patrons will be able to print their tickets at home 
and bring them to the track for admission. General 
admission prices at the gate on Championship 
Friday will be $15 and $20 on Championship Saturday. 
Tickets are available at http://www.breederscup.
com/tickets or by calling 877-628-3499.

 About Breeders’ Cup

 The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup 
World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s 
year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also 
administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying 
series, which provides automatic starting positions 
into the Championships races. The 2012 
Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting 
of 15 races and purses totaling more than $25 
million will be held Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park 
in Arcadia, Calif. Under the two-day Championship 
format, Friday’s 10-race program will begin 
at 11:15 a.m. PT and finish at approximately 4:25 
p.m. PT with the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ 
Classic. Saturday’s 12-race card will begin at 10:05 
a.m. PT and conclude with the $5 million Breeders’ 
Cup Classic at 5:35 p.m. PT, all of which will 
be aired live on NBC. The $5 million Breeders’ 
Cup Classic will be shown live and in primetime 
on NBC from 8-9 p.m. ET. Breeders’ Cup press releases 
appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www. You can also follow the Breeders’ 
Cup on social media platforms, Facebook, 
Twitter and YouTube.