Sports round-up: Boys tennis on a roll
CHS boys tennis continues to roll over the competition
The Wolfpack keep rolling in the Sierra League with another 2 victories. Claremont defeated Ayala last week 11-7, then beat South Hills 13-5. It is looking like first place is assured for the Pack, as they have 4 more league matches in the regular season. Claremont hosts Damien and then travels to Chino Hills this Friday, April 18 at 3:15 p.m. Next week, the Pack host Charter Oak on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:15 p.m.
Claremont’s varsity swimming squads competed at the Walnut Invitational on Friday and Saturday in a midseason individual test. The boys team made most of the headlines, with Dylan Tarazona finishing 2nd in the butterfly, and top 8 finishes from Luke Miller, Jacob Altree, and Sam Duran. The Pack have a dual meet at Charter Oak, and then host Ayala next Wednesday, April 24 at 3:15 p.m.
It was a rough week for Claremont baseball, as the Pack dropped 2 league games and one tournament game. The Wolfpack were unable to manage any runs against both South Hills and Damien, losing 2-0 and 5-0 respectively.
On Saturday, Claremont lost a Centennial Tournament game against Palm Desert, 5-2. The Pack are now 4-4 in the Sierra League, in a 3-way tie for 2nd place. Games against Damien and Chino Hills follow, with the Pack travelling to Chino Hills on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m. to reverse their recent form.
Kori Carter making a name in the college ranks
Former Claremont High athlete turned Stanford track and field standout Kori Carter has recently been added to the women’s watch list for the Bowerman Trophy, college track’s highest honor.
Carter earned her place on the watch list after breaking her own Stanford record in the 400-meter hurdles at the Jim Click Shootout meet by 3 seconds. Her time of 54.71 was also the fastest race run this year by any athlete.
Carter’s performance is good enough to potentially place her on the US Olympic team.