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Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 11, 2013 

RAIDERS DOMINATE AT THE CYO FINALS By Randy Davies in Raider Sports News, Track 

On Wednesday night, May 1, at Serra 
High School, the St Rita Track team 
made quite an impression. The Raiders 
claimed their 65th and 66th CYO Track 
titles and added second and fourth 
place trophies for good measure.

The Varsity Boys took fourth in the 75 
team meet. Harrison MacDonald was 
their leading scorer as he took third in 
both the 800 and the 1600 and fourth 
in the javelin. He broke the school record 
in the 1600 in the process. Other 
scorers were Blake Howard and Jake 
Rose in the javelin and Sean Eustace in 
the 400.

The B Boys had the biggest improvement 
from the Prelims. The result of 
the improvement was a second place 
trophy. The 4×100 and 4×400 both 
took third. The trio of Andrew Amerio, 
Sharbel Challita and Vinnie Kunz 
all placed in the javelin, with Amerio 
setting a new school record. Christian 
Locateli, who set school records in the 
800 and 1600 earlier in the year, scored 
in the Long Jump and the 1600. Govind 
O’Campo was the CYO Champion 
in the shot put.

The B girls captured the CYO Championship 
for an unbelievable 21st time in 
the last 25 years! Highlights included 
both relay teams scoring, Jenna Mijares 
and Devon Nardoni setting CYO 
records in the 1600 and the javelin respectively. 
Jenna also scored in the 800. 
Emerson Gohrick and Hillary Howard 
each brought home three medals. 
Sprinter Amber Allen set a personal 
best in the 100 and anchored the 4×100 

The Varsity Girls scored a record 97 
points in more than doubling the score 
of runner-up St Paul the Apostle. The 
consensus highlight of the entire meet, was the sweep of the top three places in the 1600. Natalie O’Brien appearing in and winning a school record six CYO Championships was the CYO individual champion 
in the race. Natalie is the holder of most of our school distance records. She was followed in by Makenna Maucher and Caitlin Mispagel. Natalie Gohrick and Rebecca Troescher joined Makenna and Natalie 
O’Brien as triple medal winners. Rebecca was the CYO Champion in the 200 and only lost the 100 by one-hundredth of a second. Brenna Stuttenroth finished the year undefeated in the shot put with her victory. 
Kathleen Brady and Sarah Perret scored on the 4×100 relay team with Brady also taking second in the javelin where Tess Gauthier also scored.

The Championships extended the Raider’s streak of consecutive years with at least one Championship to 25 years. 63 of their 66 titles have come in that period.

St. Rita Team - Finals Photo courtesy St. Rita



Sports Camp is held at Dana Middle School and offers three weeks 
starting August 5 to August 23. Weeks one and three are for youth 
ages 11-15 and week two is for youth ages 6-10. 

This camp utilizes the Dana Gym and features a variety of fun sports 
activities for youth including swimming, flag football, basketball, 
softball, soccer, volleyball and other fun group games. 

Each week there is an excursion and three swim days. 

Sports camp is $110 per week. Residents can register on line by going 
to the city’s website at Walk-in registration 
for everyone begins Monday, May 13. Our office is located at 375 
Campus Drive.

For more questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 

Sierra Madre Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 
2911 took time last week to learn a bit about 
history and have some fun. 

 First, the girls and a few parents when to 
see the movie “42” about the most famous 
Dodger - Jackie Robinson. The next day 
they had the opportunity to take a guided 
tour of the historic stadium hosted by Dodger 

 Above, the girls have a photo op in the dugout. 
Above right, they pose on the field.

Right, Parent Fred Thomas and his daughter 
Maila pose in front of Jackie Robinson’s 
retired jersey.

 The girls also had the opportunity to see 
the name of another parent who was on the 
trip, Eric Neel, engraved in the press box. 
Neel, is a professional sports writer. His 
daughter Tess is picture above right, the 
last girl scout standing on the far right.

Photos by Fred Thomas


The Mount Wilson Trail Race Committee is happy to announce Lono Tyson, 
long time Mount Wilson Trail Race runner, as the 2013 Official Race 
Starter for the Mount Wilson Trail Race. 


Triathlete. Snowboarder. Surfer. Weightlifter. In the gym 7 days a week. Super-
human running man. He’s also a cancer survivor. And he’s 85 years old. 
He’s run the Mount Wilson Trail Race more times than we can count. We 
never begin or end a race without him. An inspiration to all and a positive 
spirit, a man who doesn’t have the words “no” or “can’t” in his vocabulary, 
we are humbled and privileged to have him as this year’s Mount Wilson Trail 
Race “Official Race Starter”. 

For more information on any of the 2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race please 
contact the Community Services Department at 626.355.5278.

Left: Lono Tyson and Mt. Wilson Trail Race Chairman, Pete 

Photo courtesy City of Sierra Madre