School records tumble for Cal at Mt. SAC Relays

A pair of Cal High track records fell at last week’s Mt. SAC Relays thanks to two blistering anchor legs.
Cal’s boys won the 4×1,600 relay in the Invitational, or elite, race on Saturday in a meet-record time of 17:23.66, bettering the previous school mark set last by over 4 seconds. Seniors Rudy Gonzalez (4:24) and Matlazomatli Rojas (4:23) and junior Sam Bautista (4:18) got the Condors off to a great start, and senior Jose Pacheco flew home in 4:14 to secure first place. It was the third-fastest time in the country this year.
“We were hoping to break the school record,” Cal coach Angelica De La Rosa said, “… and we wound up winning the meet and setting a meet record.”
With Rojas battling bronchitis, Cal finished fifth at the Arcadia Invitational a week before. But he’s now on the mend, and De La Rosa knows better times are on the way.
“The team still has a little bit of room to improve,” she said.
Cal’s girls 4×1,600 also set a school record in the seeded race, finishing in 21:46.67. Junior Stephanie Cortez got the Condors out quickly (5:15), with junior Ilse Cacho (5:40) and senior Yolanda Quezada (5:37) following. Senior Justice Navarro finished in 5:14, leading the team to sixth place. The previous record was 22:32.59.

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