Bonita High School

Bonita knocks down two birds at tri-meet

Bonita High School’s track team dominated against league opponents, South Hills and Diamond Bar, in a rare tri-meet on April 21.

The meet held an invitational-like feeling with South Hills joining the meet after cancelling their dual against Bonita last week. All lanes were filled up in this meet and the competition was elevated because the runners were able to compete with more people from other schools.

The meet started off on a positive note for the girls 4×100 team as they took first with 50.95, thanks to the strong anchor leg led by sophomore Ceci Julian.

The mile race had Bonita scoring twice in each division and both senior Noah Anderson and sophomore David Hidalgo set a new personal best. Anderson finished in second and shaved off 2 seconds with 4:26.77 while Hidalgo was behind him with 4:33.3, a 3-second improvement.

Senior Caleb Stanton continued to dominate in the hurdles and finished with 41.07, a 2.22 lead. Stanton talked about the chemistry of his hurdle group and how they’ve helped him this year.

“I love the hurdler group, it’s so fun to go to practices. They always make jokes and comments that make you laugh,” he said. “Even at meets, they’ll make you laugh. I love my hurdle group even though it’s my last year.”

Another highlight from the meet came from the girls’ 200 race where sophomore Amari Prude, Julian and freshman Claudia Hudson swept the event. All three girls broke their personal records with 25.91, 26.14, and 26.95 respectively. This race is a sign of the bright future to come in the girls’ program in the following years.

The meet saw some personal records being broken or nearly met, and the team did well after not competing for two weeks. The boys will continue their path to league champions by facing the only school left in their way, Ayala.