Providence Wins Frontier League Women’s Title, Shares Men’s Crown With Bishop Diego | Sports
Providence won the girls’ tag team title and shared the boys’ title with Bishop Diego at the Frontier League Athletics Championships at Villanova Prep on Thursday.
The Providence girls scored 55 points to beat Villanova (33), Bishop Diego (27) and Santa Clara (12). The Patriots and Bishop Diego each scored 39 goals for the boys, while Villanova (34) and Santa Clara (23) rounded out the field.
Avala Elwood was a three-event champion for Providence. She won the long jump (14-5), the 400 meters (1:03.40) and the 800 (2:50.8). Aza Elwood won the 1600 and 3200 and was second in the 800.
Ruby Kilpper won the 100 for Providence and finished second in a tight 200. Clara McDonald of Bishop Diego won the 200 by two thousandths of a second.
Also for the Patriots, Abigail Fiedtkou won the triple jump and Sabine Zermeno was second in the 3200.
“Our girls team rose to the challenge of winning the league final with flying colors,” said coach Evan Covell. “I’m incredibly proud of their hard work throughout the season. They set this goal early on and it was fun to watch them progress and achieve it.”
In the boys, Hunter LaBrie won the 110 high hurdles and Teleios Zermeno beat LaBrie in the 300 hurdles.
Isaac Noyes doubled in the 1600 and 800 for the Patriots. He edged out a runner from Santa Clara for the win in the 800.
Isaac, LaBrie, Jonny Saunders and Zermeno won the 4×400 relay for the Patriots.
“Our team was scrappy today, we fought hard for every position,” Covell said. “It’s an honor to be considered co-champions with a strong Bishop Diego team. We took the opportunity and got the job done. I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Sué Luamanu was a two-time winner for the Bishop Diego boys, winning the discus with a throw of 119 feet and the shot put with a throw of 44-0.
Austin Chrestenson won the 100m with a time of 11.10 and was second in the 200m. The boys in the 4x100m relay were also league champions. Henri Benoit and JD Vargas, and Greco Guevara on the discus, also earned a CIF qualifying mark in the shot put.
Among the girls, Clara McDonald won three championship titles: the shot put (36-9), the 200 (29.29) and the 4×100 relay. She also took second place in the discus throw behind her freshman sister Annie McDonald. Annie McDonald’s winning shot was 100-6. She also took second place in the shot put.
“I feel like all of my hard work is paying off with this win, and it’s the first time I’ve beaten my sister,” said Annie McDonald.
The top three in each event qualified for the CIF-SS Division 4 Preliminaries at Carpinteria High on May 7.