Culver Track on Track

Steve Finley and George LaaseSportsLeave a Comment

Culver City High School
Culver City High School. Photo: KTLA

One of the wonderful bonuses about high school sports is there is always another sport around the corner.

High school sports are divided into the four seasons.

Each season brings a different brand of excitement.

Last Saturday, the Culver City High School athletic fields were full of young athletes showcasing their skills

Baseball, softball, boys and girls lacrosse and boys and girls track and field teams opened up the spring season.

The baseball and track teams competed against other schools.

Softball and lacrosse practiced for their opening games this week.

On the track, Culver City proved again that they have one of the best programs in Southern California.

Led by a strong coaching staff, the Centaurs unleashed a powerful group of athletes who dominated the Ocean League Relays at Culver City.

A good example of their dominance was the performance by all-purpose star Sam Robert. He won the 100 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, ran the third leg on the second place 400 meter relay team and won the pole vault with a personal best of 12 feet.

This Saturday at 10, the excitement continues on the track. The Centaurs host the Culver City Invitational Track and Field meet.

Top talent will compete for early season bragging rights. Dorsey, Carson, Serra. South Torrance and Lynwood are among them.

Boys Coach Jahmal Wright was pleased with the the boys and the girls.

“This was a good start for us,” said Wright. “It showed how hard our athletes have been working. They did not wait until the season started to start working. It is going to be exciting to see if blossom as the season progresses.”

There are 120 boys and girls on the four track and field teams. That puts a smile on the face of the girls Coach Rayfield Beaton. “Every year our numbers keep going up,” said Beaton, former USC All-American 400 and 800 meter runner.

“I really enjoyed watching our team compete in their first meet. We have a young team. They will make mistakes. But we are looking forward to another great season.”

The baseball team (0-1-1) lost to Woodlawn Hills Taft 4-2 last Saturday.

Mr. Finley may be contacted at sfinley50@aol.com

Mr. Laase may be contacted at gmlaase@aol.com

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