Prep Wrapup: 20 City athletes qualify for CCS T&F championships at WCAL finals
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WCAL track and field championships
Twenty athletes from San Francsico Catholic schools qualified for the Central Coast Section championships in the West Catholic Athletic League finals on Friday at St. Francis High School in Mountain View.
Six boys qualified for CCS, but all of the event winners came from City girls.
St. Ignatius sophomore Skylar Fenton won the girls 200-yard dash with a time of 25.99 seconds, St. Ignatius senior and defending CCS champion Michellie McDonald-O’Brien won the high jump, Sacred Heart Cathedral junior Tyhana Cooper won the shot put and the relay team of Aine McGovern, Candy Janachocwski, Fiona Smith and Fenton won the 4×400 relay with a time of 4:02.69.
AAA tennis championship
Lowell won its third straight team title and 21st championship in 22 years with a 5-2 win over rival Washington on Friday at Golden Gate Park.
Lowell got singles wins from Gordon Bradaric (6-2, 6-0) and Sean Wang (6-1, 7-6), but it was the the doubles matches that put the Cardinals over the top. Teammates Brandon Szeto and Calvin Chung (6-2, 6-1), Max Endicott and Ben Rushakoff (6-2, 7-6) and Nick Haddad and Andy Huynh (6-2, 6-3) allowed Lowell to sweep the doubles matches and seal the championship.
Washington got singles wins from Hieu Huynh (6-2, 6-1) and Matthew Wai (5-7, 6-3, 6-4) in the loss.
Baseball: Washington 5, Oakland Tech 3
The Eagles (22-9) trailed 3-1 after three innings, but rallied back to score the final four runs of the game to take the first leg of the Transbay series over the Bulldogs (13-0) on Friday in Oakland.
The go ahead run came on a home run from senior shortstop Javon Phillips in the top of the fifth inning. The two-run blast was Phillips’ first of the year.
Zach Dair added a run with an RBI single in the sixth inning and after starting pitcher Dane Vande Guchte threw six innings, fellow senior Alex Skevos pitched a scoreless seventh to pick up the save.
Softball: Lowell 17, Oakland 1
The Cardinals (17-1) scored eight runs in the first three innings, but it was a nine-run fourth that put the first game of the Transbay series away.
Lowell second baseman Kelly Wong went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs and center fielder Gretel Gunther went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Senior starting pitcher Michelle Willis threw a complete game to pick up the win and only allowed a single run.