Megan Huebner runs state’s fourth fastest time

MISSION VIEJO – La Quinta High School track standout Megan Huebner set another milestone at the Trabuco Hills Invitational on Saturday.

The senior won the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 14.01 seconds in the Invitational Division, which is currently the fourth fastest time in the state.

In the same division, Huebner’s teammate Kayla Wilson placed fourth in the 100 (12:02) while Arianna Rodriguez won the shot put (32 feet, eight inches) in the open division.

On the boys’ side, Omar Valenuzela took fourth in the discus (152-0) while Galen Swearingen was fourth in the 300 hurdles (39.83).

In the Open Division, Khari Haynes won the 200 (23.04) while Chris Rom-Toribio finished second in the 200 (22.77) and fifth in the 100 (11.17). Logan Shirley placed third in the 200 (23.29).

Westley Siebdrath also did well in the discus (139-0) and the shotput (47-9½).

The Blackhawks host Xavier Prep on Thursday.

Indio: At the Trabuco Hills Invitational, Isaiah Thomas took second in the 400 (51.20) and third in the 200 (22.92) in the Invitational Division.

David Luna placed third in the 1,600 (4:21.98) while Kelcey Beckham finished second in both the 110 hurdles (17.28) and the 300 (49.27).

In the freshman/sophomore race, Tajah Brown won the 300 hurdles (53.41) while Destiny Silas took third in the 200 (30.41).

Indio faces Palm Springs on Thursday.


Champions Invitational: Servite of Anaheim won the two-day, 54-hole Champions Invitational with a 927, finishing one-shot ahead of Loyola of Los Angeles and Corona Del Mar at Terra Lago in Indio.

The individual champion was Will Valatoris who fired an impressive 8-under 208, one stroke off the tournament record. This is the ninth installment of the event.

Valatoris, now a senior, also tied for the individual title as a freshman, with Jordan Speith, a current PGA standout.

The only valley team in the field was La Quinta. The Blackhawks finished 20th at 981.

Leading the way for the Blackhawks was JJ Qualkenbush, who finished with a total of 230 (76-76-78). Chris Castro shot a 244 (78-82-84) while Isaac Calderon scored a 250 (84-82-84).

Other notables for La Quinta included Mark Williams (259), Daniel Krause (262), Jake Rappe (265) and Vinny Vetrano (268).


COD 7, Fullerton 3: Down 3-0, the Roadrunners rallied with five runs in the third inning behind a three-run double by Linda Ontiveros to win their 14th consecutive game.

Roxanne Allen reached bases three times and became COD’s all-time stolen base leader with three steals. Allen, who also scored two runs, has 46 stolen bases in her career.

Danielle Sturm added two RBIs and a run, while Alyssa Fuimaono struck out seven and allowed seven hits and three unearned runs in a complete game for the victory.

The Roadrunners (29-5, 11-0) visit San Bernardino Valley at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.


Yucca Valley 14, Palm Valley 4: Nick Kaufman swept 6-2, 6-0, 6-1 but the Firebirds came up short on Friday. Soren Craig added a 6-4 victory for Palm Valley.


San Bernardino County 113, Riverside County 103: Two local standouts competed in the All-Star game between San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Palm Desert’s Daniel McCown hit four 3-pointers to score 12 points while La Quinta’s Jojo Wiggins added eight points and three assists.

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