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Trevor’s Travels: Jensen Alvarado Ranch shows how one of Riverside’s wealthiest families once lived

A year ago, I visited the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. Part of our walking tour of the city took us to royal palaces — several of them, but the one belonging to Queen Margrethe II was slightly different. I looked up to see if she had more chimneys than the others, and, yes, she had more.

I had learned about this Danish chimney thing during a visit closer to home some time ago, at at the Jensen Alvarado Historic Ranch and Museum.

This corner of the living room has a piano.
This corner of the living room has a piano.

Tucked away from the suburban rush of the city of Riverside is this open space which has as its focus a house that was built in the early 1870s and was the home of Cornelius “Boy” Jensen and his wife, Mercedes Alvarado.

Jensen had enjoyed an interesting life. He went to sea having left his native Denmark where he lived on the Frisian Islands. He became the captain of a ship. When he arrived in San Francisco it was during the Gold Rush and his crew deserted him to seek riches.

Jensen tried it himself and didn’t much care for the life and instead became a successful shopkeeper, selling goods to the miners.

A conversation with a colleague introduced him to a wealthy single woman, Mercedes, in Riverside. By then, Jensen was 40 years old and his prospective bride was in her mid-teens.

Main bedroom
Main bedroom

Despite the age difference, they married and had 12 children, the last two of them died before their first birthday. In the house, there is a picture of Mercedes later in life with her 10 surviving children.

They are an impressive bunch. By the time of the photograph, however, Jensen had been dead for a decade; he died when he was 72.

It seems that a status symbol in Denmark was to have lots of chimneys. No doubt more chimneys meant more rooms compared to the one-room cottages of those with a lower social status.

Walking around the spacious rooms — all with 14-foot-high ceilings — you are taken back to a time when life was a lot slower. There is a piano in the living room together with a stringed instrument. Music, if you wanted it, had to be played.

There are visits to the house by groups of schoolchildren on day trips, and they must find this look back in time very strange. Having to imagine life without smartphones, TVs, vehicles and video games must seem almost intolerable. But people made their own amusement, and with 10 Jensen children in the house, things must have been pretty lively.

Not only was there a lack of electronics back then, but sharp-eyed kids also spot a lack of closet space. People didn’t have many clothes and they had to repair them when they were torn or worn.

Also, there is no bathroom in the house. Chamber pots are visible under the beds and there was an outhouse in the yard — long since gone.

The kitchen shows that to be a good cook you had to master the varying skills of keeping a wood-fired oven at a constant temperature, which must have been very difficult.

More travels: Ceramics museum in Pomona invites a closer look

The house is well kept, although sparsely furnished. The family lived there at a time when Riverside was the wealthiest city per capita in the United States. At his death, Cornelius Jensen was the wealthiest man in the city.

When I was in Copenhagen, I asked our guide if chimneys were still a big status symbol there, but she didn’t know of the tradition. However, she did point out that Queen Margrethe was an avid cigarette smoker and that was perhaps why she needed more chimneys on her palace.

“Trevor’s Travels (in Southern California)” is available from amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers. You can reach Trevor Summons at trevorsummons@hotmail.com.

Jensen Alvarado Ranch and Museum

Address: 4307 Briggs St, Riverside

Hours: 2-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; closed Saturday-Monday

Tickets: $4, $3 for ages 3-12

Information: 951-369-6055, rivcoparks.org/jensen-alvarado-historic-ranch-and-museum

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/05/27/trevors-travels-jensen-alvarado-ranch-shows-how-one-of-riversides-wealthiest-families-once-lived/

Winn plays big role as Orange Lutheran ends quarterfinals ‘curse’ by beating Gahr

ORANGE – Cole Winn needed a few innings to locate his groove Saturday night, but once the Orange Lutheran ace found it, there wasn’t much Gahr’s pesky offense could do.

The senior right-hander withstood the visitors’ challenge the first two innings before turning dominant in the CIF Southern Section baseball quarterfinal, struck out 12 in just five innings, and delivered the biggest hits to send the Lancers to the Division 1 semifinals for the first time with a 4-0 triumph before a standing-room-only crowd at Hart Park.

Third-seeded Orange Lutheran (25-7) will take on Capistrano Valley (23-10) on Tuesday at Hart Park, and a victory would set up a title-game showdown with Foothill (24-7) or Bishop Amat (20-11-1).

The last time Orange Lutheran made it to a baseball final was 1991, when it was playing with other small schools at the fifth-tier 1-A level.

The Lancers are big time now, thanks to a lights-out pitching staff that’s thrown eight shutouts, two in the playoffs, and is carrying a 1.35 earned-run average.

“It’s nice to finally break the curse,” Lancers coach Eric Borba said. “This was our sixth time being in the (Division 1) quarterfinals (in 11 years), the first time we’ve won it. We broke the curse finally. The monkey’s off our back.”

Much of the credit goes to Winn, a transfer from Boulder, Colo., who has committed to TCU but has been projected as a first-round pick in the coming MLB draft. He labored through the first two innings, giving up three hits, walking two, and letting Gahr (22-9) get runners to second in both, and then allowed just one baserunner before Christian Rodriguez came on to throw two perfect innings in relief, striking out five.

“I was just too amped up, too excited for the game, and I didn’t breathe,” Winn said. “Once I started breathing – third inning, fourth inning – I started rolling, and it was a lot better.”

Gahr’s aggressive approach at the plate and its hitters’ ability to keep their at-bats alive rattled Winn early, pushed his pitch count to 49 after just two innings, and led to an early departure after he’d tossed 102.

It was just 1-0 then, after Caleb Ricketts singled with a shot up the middle that ricocheted off Gahr left-hander Jason Dressel with one out in the fourth and Winn followed with an RBI double to the gap in left-center, but Orange Lutheran sent nine men to the plate in the bottom of the fifth and pushed across three more runs before Rodriguez took the mound.

Gahr coach Gerardo Perez did all he could to slow the Lancers’ momentum, going to his bullpen four times in the inning as things got worse and worse. He yanked Dressel, who surrendered three hits and walked three, after just one fifth-inning pitch, then pulled right-hander Joel Martinez after he got a popout, then hit Chad Born with a pitch, then started with a 2-1 count on Elijah Burris.

On came Julian Sotelo, who threw two more balls to Burris, then gave up an opposite-field single to Max Rajcic to load the bases. Perez then called on left-hander Darius Garcia, who got a forceout at the plate for the second out. Winn followed with a single to right to bring home Burris, and Garcia then walked Caden Connor and Eric Adolphus to make it 4-0.

Right-hander Anthony Diaz got out of the inning by striking out Jackson Cloyd.

“We ran out two, three guys, and they weren’t able to throw strikes,” Perez explained. “A couple of free passes, and (Orange Lutheran was) able to score some run without having to work too hard for it. (I had a short leash on the pitchers because) your back’s against the wall, it’s 1-0, and you’ve got Cole Winn. You can’t let it get too far away, like 2-0 or 3-0.”

When it did get away, there wasn’t much Gahr could do. The Gladiators got just one hit after the second inning, Michael Perez’s second single of the evening, and didn’t make a whole lot of contact. Seventeen of the 26 batters to come to the plate struck out.

“Cole had to fight for every pitch tonight, and he made some big ones,” Borba said. “There’s a reason why he’s the best pitcher in California and maybe in the country. He made big pitches when he had to, and then Chris Rodriguez came in and was absolutely lights out.

“This team is built on pitching, and I think you saw that today. We’ve got to pitch well, and it gives us a chance if you can pitch well and play defense, and I think we did exactly that tonight. We did what we had to do.”

Gahr was left lamenting the opportunities that got away. Michael Perez led off the game with a single, then, after Xavier Estrada struck out, was picked off at first. Tyrese Turner then singled and Brandon Shiota walked. Winn got out of trouble by striking out Matthew Polk.

Winn struck out three in the second inning – he’d do so again in the fourth – but Gahr got two on again, through Delvan Gomez’s leadoff single and a two-out walk to Andrew Householder. Winn struck out Michael Perez to end the threat, and the Gladiators got on base just one more time the rest of the way.

“I think we were competitive. We didn’t make it easy on them,” Gerardo Perez said. “We had a couple of leadoff hitters on in the first two innings. … Had we (moved them along) and got to a 1-0 lead, 2-0 lead, who knows what would have happened. But at the end of the day, when you face a pitcher like that, you don’t have a whole lot of room for error.”

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/05/27/winn-plays-big-role-as-orange-lutheran-ends-quarterfinals-curse-by-beating-gahr/

Photos: Highlights from track and field’s CIF-SS Masters Meet

The top high school track and field athletes in the area took part in the CIF-SS Masters Meet at El Camino College on Saturday, May 26. See what happened as the athletes tried to qualify for the CIF State Meet.

  • Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton, left, finishes second behind Murrieta Mesa’s Christian Shakir-Ricks in the 200 meter during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton, left, finishes second behind Murrieta Mesa’s Christian Shakir-Ricks in the 200 meter during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • San Jacinto’s Kevin Maria competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    San Jacinto’s Kevin Maria competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

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  • Murrieta Mesa’s Jermarcus Tate passes the baton to Christian Shakir-Ricks for the final leg of the boys 4×100 meter relay during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Murrieta Mesa’s Jermarcus Tate passes the baton to Christian Shakir-Ricks for the final leg of the boys 4×100 meter relay during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Great Oaks’ Ernesto Collazo clears the bar in boys pole vault during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Great Oaks’ Ernesto Collazo clears the bar in boys pole vault during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Upland’s Caleb Lutalo Robe finished second in the 110 hurdles during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Upland’s Caleb Lutalo Robe finished second in the 110 hurdles during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Burroughs Jagdeep Chahal collapses after finishing third in the boys 3200 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Burroughs Jagdeep Chahal collapses after finishing third in the boys 3200 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Roosevelt’s Tessa Watkins competes in the girls pole vault during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Roosevelt’s Tessa Watkins competes in the girls pole vault during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Great Oak’s Sami Bollinger competes in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Great Oak’s Sami Bollinger competes in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Elsinore’s Kamari Maddox competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Elsinore’s Kamari Maddox competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Murrieta Mesa’s Christian Shakir-Ricks, center, finishes third in the boys 4×100 meter relay during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Murrieta Mesa’s Christian Shakir-Ricks, center, finishes third in the boys 4×100 meter relay during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Westlake’s Page Sommers clears the bar in the girls pole vault during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Westlake’s Page Sommers clears the bar in the girls pole vault during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Santiago’s Ashlyn Blotzer finished second in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Santiago’s Ashlyn Blotzer finished second in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Runners compete in the boys 3200 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Runners compete in the boys 3200 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Riverside Poly’s Kalea Ibarra, left, Diamond Bar’s Marissa Vasquez, center, and Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn lead on the first lap of the girls 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Riverside Poly’s Kalea Ibarra, left, Diamond Bar’s Marissa Vasquez, center, and Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn lead on the first lap of the girls 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Apple Valley’s Darla Gonzalez competes in the girls pole vault during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Apple Valley’s Darla Gonzalez competes in the girls pole vault during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Mater Dei’s Sam VanDorpe wins the boys 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Mater Dei’s Sam VanDorpe wins the boys 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Murrieta Mesa’s Jermarcus Tate runs in the third leg of the boys 4×100 meter relay during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Murrieta Mesa’s Jermarcus Tate runs in the third leg of the boys 4×100 meter relay during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash as Serra’s Jazmyne Frost finished third during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash as Serra’s Jazmyne Frost finished third during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Pasadena’s Jaloni West, left, finishes third in the boys 200 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Pasadena’s Jaloni West, left, finishes third in the boys 200 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Murrieta Mesa’s Christian Shakir-Ricks, center, finishes first  and Yucaipa’s Asani Hamptonin, left, finishes second in the boys 200 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Murrieta Mesa’s Christian Shakir-Ricks, center, finishes first and Yucaipa’s Asani Hamptonin, left, finishes second in the boys 200 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Corona’s Egbe Ndipagbor finished third in the 400 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Corona’s Egbe Ndipagbor finished third in the 400 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Murrieta Mesa’s Matthew Okonkwo, left, runs in the first leg of the boys 4×100 meter relay during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Murrieta Mesa’s Matthew Okonkwo, left, runs in the first leg of the boys 4×100 meter relay during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Roosevelt’s Tessa Watkins competes in the girls pole vault during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Roosevelt’s Tessa Watkins competes in the girls pole vault during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Chino Hills’ Brooke Savage, left, runs in the second leg of the girls 4×100 meter relay during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Chino Hills’ Brooke Savage, left, runs in the second leg of the girls 4×100 meter relay during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Competitors in the girls pole vault pose for a photo prior to the start of the event during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Competitors in the girls pole vault pose for a photo prior to the start of the event during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, second from left, finishes first in the girls 200 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, second from left, finishes first in the girls 200 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Harvard Westlake’s Brayden Borquez lays down after competing in the boys 300 meter hurdles during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Harvard Westlake’s Brayden Borquez lays down after competing in the boys 300 meter hurdles during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Los Osos’ Almani Bishop competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Los Osos’ Almani Bishop competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Great Oak’s CJ Stevenson competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Great Oak’s CJ Stevenson competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Runners compete in the boys 300 meter hurdles during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Runners compete in the boys 300 meter hurdles during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the girls 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the girls 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Corona Centennial Rylee Penn finishes second in the girls 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Corona Centennial Rylee Penn finishes second in the girls 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Great Oak’s CJ Stevenson competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Great Oak’s CJ Stevenson competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Redlands East Valley’s Elias Opsahl, center, competes in the boys 1600 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Redlands East Valley’s Elias Opsahl, center, competes in the boys 1600 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Santa Margarita’s girls 4×100 team gather together prior to their event during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Santa Margarita’s girls 4×100 team gather together prior to their event during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Los Alamitos’ Kevin Schmitt finished second in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Los Alamitos’ Kevin Schmitt finished second in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

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  • South Pasadena’s Tianhao Wei jumps a 47-06 for a personal record in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    South Pasadena’s Tianhao Wei jumps a 47-06 for a personal record in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Upland’s Namir Hemphill competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Upland’s Namir Hemphill competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Roosevelt’s Tessa Watkins reacts after clearing the bar in the girls pole vault during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Roosevelt’s Tessa Watkins reacts after clearing the bar in the girls pole vault during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Elsinore’s Kamari Maddox competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Elsinore’s Kamari Maddox competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Carter’s Mya Greene, left, Segerstrom’s Nyree Brown, center, and Roosevelt’s Breanna Bernard Joseph, right, compete in the girls 300 meter hurdles during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Carter’s Mya Greene, left, Segerstrom’s Nyree Brown, center, and Roosevelt’s Breanna Bernard Joseph, right, compete in the girls 300 meter hurdles during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Girls compete in the 3200 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Girls compete in the 3200 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Upland’s Jada Hicks wins the 1200 meter hurdles during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Upland’s Jada Hicks wins the 1200 meter hurdles during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Burroughs’ Jagdeep Chahal, left, passes West Torrance’s Rory Abberton, right, in the boys 1600 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Burroughs’ Jagdeep Chahal, left, passes West Torrance’s Rory Abberton, right, in the boys 1600 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Los Alamitos’ Kevin Schmitt finished second in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Los Alamitos’ Kevin Schmitt finished second in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Newbury Park’s Jillian Kolarik competes in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Newbury Park’s Jillian Kolarik competes in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The 4×400 meter relay during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    The 4×400 meter relay during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • California Military Institute’s Treveon Lee competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    California Military Institute’s Treveon Lee competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Roosevelt’s Jackson Taylor competes in the boys 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Roosevelt’s Jackson Taylor competes in the boys 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Great Oak’s CJ Stevenson competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Great Oak’s CJ Stevenson competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Competitors in the boys 100 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Competitors in the boys 100 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Great Oak’s Fatima Cortes, left, finishes first in the girls 1600 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Great Oak’s Fatima Cortes, left, finishes first in the girls 1600 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Harvard Westlake’s Tierni Kaufman finished fourth in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Harvard Westlake’s Tierni Kaufman finished fourth in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Competitors in the boys 100 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Competitors in the boys 100 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton, left, finishes second behind Murrieta Mesa’s Christian Shakir-Ricks in the 200 meter during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton, left, finishes second behind Murrieta Mesa’s Christian Shakir-Ricks in the 200 meter during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The 3200 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    The 3200 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Carter’s Mya Greene competes in the 200 meter hurdles during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Carter’s Mya Greene competes in the 200 meter hurdles during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Bonita’s Josie Hipwell competes in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Bonita’s Josie Hipwell competes in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Laguna Hill’s Anthony Victa competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Laguna Hill’s Anthony Victa competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Los Osos’ Almani Bishop competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Los Osos’ Almani Bishop competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The 3200 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    The 3200 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • California Military Institute’s Treveon Lee competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    California Military Institute’s Treveon Lee competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Temecula Valley’s Christian Gbla competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Temecula Valley’s Christian Gbla competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Riverside Poly’s Abbie Burke wins the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Riverside Poly’s Abbie Burke wins the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The start of the 800 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    The start of the 800 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • San Jacinto’s Kevin Maria competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    San Jacinto’s Kevin Maria competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • St. Francis’ Matthew Molina  competes in the 110 hurdles during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    St. Francis’ Matthew Molina competes in the 110 hurdles during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Bonita’s John Harris competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Bonita’s John Harris competes in the boys long jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the 800 meter run as Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the 800 meter run as Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the 800 meter run as Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the 800 meter run as Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Carter’s Mya Greene competes in the 200 meter hurdles during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Carter’s Mya Greene competes in the 200 meter hurdles during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Burroughs’ Jagdeep Chahal, center, wins the 1600 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Burroughs’ Jagdeep Chahal, center, wins the 1600 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mayfair’s Joy Umeh competes in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mayfair’s Joy Umeh competes in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Aliso Niguel wins the 4×400 meter relay as Sean Baker runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Aliso Niguel wins the 4×400 meter relay as Sean Baker runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • West Ranch’s Shelbi Schauble competes in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    West Ranch’s Shelbi Schauble competes in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Charter Oak’s Sela Pastrana finished third in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Charter Oak’s Sela Pastrana finished third in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin wins the 200 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin wins the 200 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the 800 meter run as Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the 800 meter run as Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Bonita’s Alisha Wilson finishes fifth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Bonita’s Alisha Wilson finishes fifth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Competitors in the boys 100 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Competitors in the boys 100 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the 800 meter run as Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the 800 meter run as Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash as Serra’s Jazmyne Frost finished third during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash as Serra’s Jazmyne Frost finished third during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash as Serra’s Jazmyne Frost finished third during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash as Serra’s Jazmyne Frost finished third during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Burroughs’ Jagdeep Chahal, center, wins the 1600 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Burroughs’ Jagdeep Chahal, center, wins the 1600 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Burroughs’ Jagdeep Chahal, center, wins the 1600 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Burroughs’ Jagdeep Chahal, center, wins the 1600 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Great Oak’s Fatima Cortes wins the 1600 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Great Oak’s Fatima Cortes wins the 1600 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Great Oak’s Fatima Cortes wins the 1600 meter run Sandra Pflughoft leads the pack during the race during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Great Oak’s Fatima Cortes wins the 1600 meter run Sandra Pflughoft leads the pack during the race during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mira Costa’s Xavier Court wins the 3200 run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mira Costa’s Xavier Court wins the 3200 run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Burroughs’ Jagdeep Chahal, center, finished third in the 3200 meter run as Mira Costa’s Xavier Court  wins during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Burroughs’ Jagdeep Chahal, center, finished third in the 3200 meter run as Mira Costa’s Xavier Court wins during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Great Oak’s Fatima Cortes (5) wins the 1600 meter run Sandra Pflughoft leads the pack during the race during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Great Oak’s Fatima Cortes (5) wins the 1600 meter run Sandra Pflughoft leads the pack during the race during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Great Oak’s Fatima Cortes wins the 1600 meter run Sandra Pflughoft leads the pack during the race during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Great Oak’s Fatima Cortes wins the 1600 meter run Sandra Pflughoft leads the pack during the race during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mira Costa’s Xavier Court wins the 3200 run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mira Costa’s Xavier Court wins the 3200 run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The 4×400 meter relay during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    The 4×400 meter relay during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • The 4×400 meter relay during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    The 4×400 meter relay during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Alemamy’s Ariana Rodriguez runs the first leg of the 4×400 meter relay during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Alemamy’s Ariana Rodriguez runs the first leg of the 4×400 meter relay during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Bonita wins the 4×400 meter relay as during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Bonita wins the 4×400 meter relay as during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo wins the long jump with a leap of 19-02.50S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo wins the long jump with a leap of 19-02.50S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Bonita wins the 4×400 meter relay as Megan Shadrick runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Bonita wins the 4×400 meter relay as Megan Shadrick runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Bonita wins the 4×400 meter relay as Megan Shadrick runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Bonita wins the 4×400 meter relay as Megan Shadrick runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Aliso Niguel wins the 4×400 meter relay as Sean Baker runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Aliso Niguel wins the 4×400 meter relay as Sean Baker runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Great Oak’s Sami Bollinger competes in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Great Oak’s Sami Bollinger competes in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Great Oak’s Sami Bollinger competes in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Great Oak’s Sami Bollinger competes in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Alamitos’ Kevin Schmitt finished second in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Los Alamitos’ Kevin Schmitt finished second in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Muir’s Micah Fulton finished second in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Muir’s Micah Fulton finished second in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Serra wins the 4×100 as Cerenity Aaron runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Serra wins the 4×100 as Cerenity Aaron runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Serra wins the 4×100 as Cerenity Aaron runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Serra wins the 4×100 as Cerenity Aaron runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Muir’s Micah Fulton finished second in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Muir’s Micah Fulton finished second in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Great Oak’s Summer Stevenson competes in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Great Oak’s Summer Stevenson competes in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the girls 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the girls 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Wildwood’s Asha Fletcher competes in the long jump in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Wildwood’s Asha Fletcher competes in the long jump in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Great Oak wins the 4×100 as Bryce Lucas runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Great Oak wins the 4×100 as Bryce Lucas runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Saugas’ Mariah Castillo wins the 3200 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Saugas’ Mariah Castillo wins the 3200 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • El Toro’s Maliyah Medley wins the 400 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    El Toro’s Maliyah Medley wins the 400 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton wins the 100 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton wins the 100 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton wins the 100 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton wins the 100 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton wins the 100 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton wins the 100 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Muir’s Micah Fulton finished second in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Muir’s Micah Fulton finished second in the triple jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Capistrano Valley’s Haley Herberg finished second in the 3200 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Capistrano Valley’s Haley Herberg finished second in the 3200 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Diamond Bar’s Marissa Vasquez finished seventh in the 800 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Diamond Bar’s Marissa Vasquez finished seventh in the 800 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Murrieta Mesa’s Matthew Okonkwo, second from right, wins the 400 meter dash as Trinity’s Solomon Strader finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Murrieta Mesa’s Matthew Okonkwo, second from right, wins the 400 meter dash as Trinity’s Solomon Strader finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Murrieta Mesa’s Matthew Okonkwo, second from right, wins the 400 meter dash as Trinity’s Solomon Strader finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Murrieta Mesa’s Matthew Okonkwo, second from right, wins the 400 meter dash as Trinity’s Solomon Strader finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Saugas’ Mariah Castillo wins the 3200 meter run as Capistrano Valley’s Haley Herberg finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Saugas’ Mariah Castillo wins the 3200 meter run as Capistrano Valley’s Haley Herberg finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Bonita’s John Harris competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Bonita’s John Harris competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Bonita’s John Harris competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Bonita’s John Harris competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Kelli Godin competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Kelli Godin competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • San Marcos’ Allie Jones finishes third in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    San Marcos’ Allie Jones finishes third in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • San Marcos’ Allie Jones finishes third in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    San Marcos’ Allie Jones finishes third in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Wildwood’s Asha Fletcher competes in the long jump in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Wildwood’s Asha Fletcher competes in the long jump in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Kelli Godin competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Kelli Godin competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Bonita’s Alisha Wilson finishes fifth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Bonita’s Alisha Wilson finishes fifth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Aya;s’s Anyssa Romo competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Aya;s’s Anyssa Romo competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Aya;s’s Anyssa Romo competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Aya;s’s Anyssa Romo competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Great Oak’s Ernesto Collazo completes in the pole vault during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Great Oak’s Ernesto Collazo completes in the pole vault during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Bonita’s Alisha Wilson finishes fifth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Bonita’s Alisha Wilson finishes fifth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Muir’s Micah Fulton finishes fourth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Muir’s Micah Fulton finishes fourth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Capistrano Valley’s Jolie Robinson competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Capistrano Valley’s Jolie Robinson competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo wins the long jump with a leap of 19-02.50S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo wins the long jump with a leap of 19-02.50S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo wins the long jump with a leap of 19-02.50S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo wins the long jump with a leap of 19-02.50S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Muir’s Micah Fulton finishes fourth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Muir’s Micah Fulton finishes fourth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Arcadia’s Stephanie Yen finishes sixth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Arcadia’s Stephanie Yen finishes sixth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Arcadia’s Stephanie Yen finishes sixth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Arcadia’s Stephanie Yen finishes sixth in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • J.W. North’s Sydney Reid finishes second in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    J.W. North’s Sydney Reid finishes second in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Laguna Hill’s Anthony Victa competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Laguna Hill’s Anthony Victa competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Santa Margarita’s girls 4×100 team gather together prior to their event during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Santa Margarita’s girls 4×100 team gather together prior to their event during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Competitors in the girls pole vault pose for a photo prior to the start of the event during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Competitors in the girls pole vault pose for a photo prior to the start of the event during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Long Beach Jordan’s A’Lena Chaney competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Long Beach Jordan’s A’Lena Chaney competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Harvard Westlake’s Tiber Seireeni finished second win the pole vault during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Harvard Westlake’s Tiber Seireeni finished second win the pole vault during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Long Beach Jordan’s A’Lena Chaney competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Long Beach Jordan’s A’Lena Chaney competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • J.W. North’s Sydney Reid finishes second in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    J.W. North’s Sydney Reid finishes second in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Capistrano Valley’s Jolie Robinson competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Capistrano Valley’s Jolie Robinson competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Great Oak’s Ernesto Collazo completes in the pole vault during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Great Oak’s Ernesto Collazo completes in the pole vault during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Harvard Westlake’s Tiber Seireeni finished second win the pole vault during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Harvard Westlake’s Tiber Seireeni finished second win the pole vault during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Marina’s Skyler Magula wins the pole vault with a vault of 15-09.00S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Marina’s Skyler Magula wins the pole vault with a vault of 15-09.00S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Marina’s Skyler Magula wins the pole vault with a vault of 15-09.00S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Marina’s Skyler Magula wins the pole vault with a vault of 15-09.00S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Serra wins the 4×100 as Cerenity Aaron runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Serra wins the 4×100 as Cerenity Aaron runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash as Serra’s Jazmyne Frost finished third during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash as Serra’s Jazmyne Frost finished third during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash as Serra’s Jazmyne Frost finished third during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash as Serra’s Jazmyne Frost finished third during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash as Serra’s Jazmyne Frost finished third during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Long Beach Poly’s Ariyonna Augustin, right, wins the 100 meter dash as Serra’s Jazmyne Frost finished third during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Saugas’ Mariah Castillo wins the 3200 meter run as Capistrano Valley’s Haley Herberg finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Saugas’ Mariah Castillo wins the 3200 meter run as Capistrano Valley’s Haley Herberg finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton wins the 100 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton wins the 100 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Capistrano Valley’s Jolie Robinson competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Capistrano Valley’s Jolie Robinson competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

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Padres hit four home runs and hand Dodgers a loss

  • Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Chris Taylor can’t reach a ball hit for an RBI single by San Diego Padres’ Jose Pirela during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Chris Taylor can’t reach a ball hit for an RBI single by San Diego Padres’ Jose Pirela during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, hits a solo home run as San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jordan Lyles, left, watches long with catcher A.J. Ellis, second from left, and home plate umpire Brian Knight during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, hits a solo home run as San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jordan Lyles, left, watches long with catcher A.J. Ellis, second from left, and home plate umpire Brian Knight during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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  • San Diego Padres’ Freddy Galvis, right, hits a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood, left, during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres’ Freddy Galvis, right, hits a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood, left, during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jordan Lyles throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jordan Lyles throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres left fielder Jose Pirela dives for a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. Pederson was thrown out at first on the play and one run scored. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres left fielder Jose Pirela dives for a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. Pederson was thrown out at first on the play and one run scored. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood throws during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood throws during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres’ Manuel Margot, left, is tagged out by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres’ Manuel Margot, left, is tagged out by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner watches his solo home run next to San Diego Padres catcher A.J. Ellis watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner watches his solo home run next to San Diego Padres catcher A.J. Ellis watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres’ Manuel Margot, right, is tagged out by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres’ Manuel Margot, right, is tagged out by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres’ Manuel Margot slides before being tagged out by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres’ Manuel Margot slides before being tagged out by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits a solo home run as San Diego Padres catcher A.J. Ellis, left, and home plate umpire Brian Knight watch during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits a solo home run as San Diego Padres catcher A.J. Ellis, left, and home plate umpire Brian Knight watch during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres’ Christian Villanueva watches his two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood, front, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres’ Christian Villanueva watches his two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood, front, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jordan Lyles reacts after walking in a run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jordan Lyles reacts after walking in a run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres’ Christian Villanueva, right, gestures as he scores after hitting a two-run home run, as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal stands at the plate during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres’ Christian Villanueva, right, gestures as he scores after hitting a two-run home run, as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal stands at the plate during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres’ Christian Villanueva, left, heads to first on a two-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, second from left, and starting pitcher Alex Wood, front, watch along with home plate umpire Brian Knight during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres’ Christian Villanueva, left, heads to first on a two-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, second from left, and starting pitcher Alex Wood, front, watch along with home plate umpire Brian Knight during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jordan Lyles throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jordan Lyles throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres’ Freddy Galvis, center, is congratulated by Franmil Reyes, left, after hitting a two-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal stands at the plate during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres’ Freddy Galvis, center, is congratulated by Franmil Reyes, left, after hitting a two-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal stands at the plate during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres’ Freddy Galvis, right, hits a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood, left, during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres’ Freddy Galvis, right, hits a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood, left, during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • San Diego Padres’ Freddy Galvis, left, hits a two-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal watches during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Diego Padres’ Freddy Galvis, left, hits a two-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal watches during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, hits a solo home run as San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jordan Lyles, left, watches long with catcher A.J. Ellis, second from left, and home plate umpire Brian Knight during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, hits a solo home run as San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jordan Lyles, left, watches long with catcher A.J. Ellis, second from left, and home plate umpire Brian Knight during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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LOS ANGELES – Since scraping the bottom with their six-game losing streak, the Dodgers have relied on a fairly simple recipe – get good starting pitching and hit home runs.

They didn’t have enough of those ingredients Saturday night.

Instead, it was the San Diego Padres who hit four home runs – two by Christian Villanueva – and handed the Dodgers a 7-5 defeat.

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“Five runs, that’s enough to win a baseball game,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

Not this one.

The loss was only the second in the past nine games for the Dodgers. During the previous eight games, their starting pitchers had a 1.22 ERA.

Alex Wood couldn’t keep the trend going.

“This one is on me tonight,” Wood said after allowing six hits in 5 1/3 innings – half of them home runs. “They battled for me early, scored some runs. There’s really no way around it. This one’s on me.”

Wood had been a victim of poor run support. In his first 10 starts this season, the Dodgers had scored a grand total of 14 runs when he was in the game (57 innings) including three times when they offered him nothing.

Saturday, they gave him five runs and two leads and he wasted all of it.

Chris Taylor led off the first with a solo home run for the Dodgers but Wood went back out and walked rookie Franmil Reyes who still has the new-car smell on him after being promoted to the majors less than two weeks ago. Then Wood gave up a two-run shot to Freddy Galvis.

“You get a guy like that with a lot of power that you’ve never faced, I probably gave him too much credit,” Wood said of Reyes. “I probably should have attacked him a little bit more, especially early on.

“There just wasn’t a whole lot of in between tonight. It was either really good pitches or really bad pitches.”

Justin Turner led off the fourth with his first home run of the season (after missing the first 40 games with a fractured wrist) and the Dodgers added two more runs on singles by Matt Kemp, Yasmani Grandal and Logan Forsythe and a run-scoring ground out by Joc Pederson.

On their way to a 1-for-10 night with runners in scoring position, the Dodgers squeezed just a single run out of a bases-loaded situation in the fifth when Cody Bellinger drew a walk.

Wood squandered that lead as well. He gave up a solo home run to former Dodger A.J. Ellis in the fifth then a two-run, game-tying homer to Villanueva in the sixth on what Wood called “a stupid pitch” —  a “high-risk, high-reward” changeup down and in that wasn’t enough of either.

“Tonight, he didn’t have it,” Roberts said of Wood. “He competed like he always does but three mistakes to those guys sort of did him in, did us in tonight.”

It was more than that, though.

Wood was the first Dodgers starter to give up more than two earned runs in a game since Kenta Maeda on May 11 against the Cincinnati Reds. In 12 games between those two, Dodgers starting pitchers had a 2.04 ERA.

That had spackled over the Dodgers’ bullpen issues, limiting the relief corps’ exposure most nights and giving Roberts a chance at pushing the right buttons.

The cracks were exposed again Saturday when he handed a tie game to relievers.

Daniel Hudson retired the first two batters he faced in the sixth before giving up what looked like a harmless infield single. The harm showed up quickly.

Roberts went to Scott Alexander to face the left-handed Travis Jankowski. Alexander hit him. Then the ground-ball specialist got a ground ball. But Jose Pirela’s grounder shot through the middle of the infield for a two-out, go-ahead RBI single.

An inning later, Josh Fields came in and served up Villanueva’s second home run of the day on his first pitch.

“We got beat tonight,” Roberts said. “I don’t think that we played bad. So these are a lot easier to take. Yeah, there might be a missed opportunity here or there. That’s just baseball. But the way we came out playing tonight is the way I like seeing.”

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Warriors rally to rout Rockets, force Game 7

OAKLAND – In times of trouble, the Warriors have relied on a trusted formula: A third-quarter surge.

After relying on it to cover first-half sluggishness throughout the regular season, the Warriors used it again Saturday night to salvage their championship aspirations.

Down 10 at halftime, and by as many as 17, the Warriors rode a third-quarter rush to the lead and didn’t stop till they had annihilated the Houston Rockets 115-86 in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals.

Game 7 is Monday in Houston.

The Warriors outscored the Rockets 33-16 in the third quarter and dominated in nearly every other facet. The outshot the Rockets from the arc 67% to 33%, outrebounded them, outdid them in every way en route to a 46-point turnaround.

Klay Thompson, calling up his Game 6 from the 2015 Western Conference Finals in Oklahoma City, scored 35 points. Twelve of them came in the third quarter on four-of-five shooting from 3-point range. His Splash Brother, Stephen Curry posted nine of his 29 points in the third quarter, draining 3-of-4 from 3-point range.

The Warriors opened the second half with eight unanswered points in 95 seconds, including two Thompson 3-pointers and a Kevin Durant dunk.

As good as they were, they were every bit as bad in the first half.

Instead of playing with the kind of desperation and hustle needed to avoid elimination, the Warriors played with regular-season sluggishness. And this happened against a Rockets team without star guard Chris Paul, who suffered a strained right hamstring in the final minute of Game 5.

The Warriors had trailed, 39-22, after the first quarter. The Rockets went 8-of-12 from 3-point range, while the Warriors went 1-of-7. Durant shot only 1-of-6 from the field, while Curry only shot 1-of-4 from 3-point range.

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Orange Lutheran wins its first SoCal Regional volleyball title

ORANGE – Orange Lutheran completed a torrid run in the postseason by sweeping Classical Academy of Escondido 25-13, 25-17, 25-18 in the CIF Southern California Regional Division II final on Saturday.

The Lancers capped an historic season by winning the program’s first regional title a week after claiming the CIF-SS Division 2 title with a sweep of Saddleback Valley Chrisitian.

Orange Lutheran coach Jon Basilio gave credit to his predecessor for establishing the foundation of a winning program while acknowledging the significance of the victory.

“It is absolutely special, and it’s special because we could really give this back to the coaching staff and just our past in general,” Basilio said. “Before I got here, we had a coach (Marc Laulhere) that started this program and he really laid the groundwork for it.”

Taylor Jacobs led the Lancers (32-8) with 14 kills and three blocks, while Brett Sheward had 19 assists.

Jacobs was jubilant as he spoke about the regional title, which he noted they won on Basilio’s birthday.

“I’ve been playing in the program for four years, constantly losing until now, so it feels amazing,” Jacobs said.

“Our birthday present from the team to (Basillo) is a state championship.”

The Jacobs-Sheward connection was too much for the visiting Caimans (28-8), who won the CIF San Diego championship in Division 3 last week.

The first two sets were closely contested, but the Lancers were able to feed Jacobs with great setting and they closed the sets with strong finishes.

The Lancers were also able to control the Caimans offense, which was led by Christian Nowtash and Michael Pierce.

“I told our players this year they truly exemplify what it takes to be committed to a team and play at a high level,” Basilio said.

Basilio was full of praise as he continued to tie Laulhere’s impact back to the team’s success this season.

“I just came in probably with a new different look and a new tune to it, but we couldn’t have done it without him,” Basilio said.

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Boys volleyball: Saturday’s scores from the CIF SoCal Regional finals

Scores from Saturday’s CIF Southern California Regional boys volleyball playoffs.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

DIVISION I

Final, Saturday

Corona del Mar def. Newport Harbor 25-16, 25-21, 25-19

DIVISION II

Final, Saturday

Orange Lutheran def. Classical Academy/Escondido 25-13, 25-17, 25-18

DIVISION III

Final, Saturday

Montgomery/San Diego def. Murrieta Valley 25-17, 28-26, 25-23

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Corona del Mar sweeps rematch with Newport Harbor to claim SoCal Division I volleyball title

  • Corona del Mar coach Steve Conti talks to his players after beating Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Corona del Mar coach Steve Conti talks to his players after beating Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Corona del Mar players hold up their trophy after beating Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Corona del Mar players hold up their trophy after beating Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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  • Corona del Mar players Nick Alacano and Brandon Hicks, right, celebrate after beating Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
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    Corona del Mar players Nick Alacano and Brandon Hicks, right, celebrate after beating Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Corona del Mar players Diego Perez and Adam Flood, right, celebrate after beating Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Corona del Mar players Diego Perez and Adam Flood, right, celebrate after beating Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Corona del Mar fans flood the court after their team beat Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Corona del Mar fans flood the court after their team beat Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Corona del Mar players celebrate after beating Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Corona del Mar players celebrate after beating Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Corona del Mar fans cheer while playing against Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Corona del Mar fans cheer while playing against Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Newport Harbor players wait for their runner-up medals after playing against Corona del Mar during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Newport Harbor players wait for their runner-up medals after playing against Corona del Mar during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Corona del Mar players on the sidelines as they are beating Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Corona del Mar players on the sidelines as they are beating Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Newport Harbor coach Rocky Ciarelli talks to his players as they play Corona del Mar during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Newport Harbor coach Rocky Ciarelli talks to his players as they play Corona del Mar during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Corona del Mar player Brandon Browning serves the ball against Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Corona del Mar player Brandon Browning serves the ball against Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Newport Harbor player Ryan Schroeder returns a serve from Corona del Mar during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Newport Harbor player Ryan Schroeder returns a serve from Corona del Mar during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Newport Harbor player Jack Higgs serves the ball to Corona del Mar during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Newport Harbor player Jack Higgs serves the ball to Corona del Mar during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Corona del Mar player Patrick Wynn digs the ball against Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Corona del Mar player Patrick Wynn digs the ball against Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Corona del Mar players celebrate a point against Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

    Corona del Mar players celebrate a point against Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Corona del Mar player Kevin Kobrine tips the ball past Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
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    Corona del Mar player Kevin Kobrine tips the ball past Newport Harbor during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Newport Harbor players Ethan Tally, left, and Dayne Chalmers can’t block a shot by Corona del Mar’s Brandon Browning during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
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    Newport Harbor players Ethan Tally, left, and Dayne Chalmers can’t block a shot by Corona del Mar’s Brandon Browning during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Newport Harbor’s Dayne Chalmers spikes the ball against Corona del Mar during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
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    Newport Harbor’s Dayne Chalmers spikes the ball against Corona del Mar during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Corona del Mar’s Brandon Browning spikes the ball against Newport Harbor’s Jack Higgs during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
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    Corona del Mar’s Brandon Browning spikes the ball against Newport Harbor’s Jack Higgs during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Corona del Mar’s Tyler Flood spikes the ball past Newport Harbor’s Ethan Talley during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
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    Corona del Mar’s Tyler Flood spikes the ball past Newport Harbor’s Ethan Talley during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Newport Harbor fans cheer for their team as they play against Corona del Mar during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
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    Newport Harbor fans cheer for their team as they play against Corona del Mar during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Newport Harbor’s Jack Higgs spikes the ball against Corona del Mar’s Brandon Browning during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets.
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    Newport Harbor’s Jack Higgs spikes the ball against Corona del Mar’s Brandon Browning during the Division I championship game of the CIF Southern California Regionals Saturday May 26, 2018 at Corona del Mar High. Corona del Mar won in three sets. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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NEWPORT BEACH – This time it was a little quicker and somewhat easier.

Corona del Mar swept Newport Harbor in three sets – 25-15, 25-21, 25-19 – on Saturday in the CIF Southern California Regional Division I championship match in a packed gym at Corona del Mar High.

The Sea Kings beat Newport Harbor in five sets last week in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 championship match at Cerritos College.

It is Corona del Mar’s fourth CIF SoCal championship and its first in Division I. The Sea Kings’ previous three titles (2011, ’14 and ’15) were in Division II.

This is the second time Corona del Mar (34-4 overall) has won CIF-SS and SoCal Regional championships in the same season. The Sea Kings also did it in 2011.

Corona del Mar coach Steve Conti tried to evaluate which team is superior, the 2011 team or this year’s group.

“Not to take anything away from that 2011 team,” Conti said, “but that was Division II. That team was named national champion in 2011, and I think there’s good indication that this team might be recognized for that some time in the near future, too.”

Corona del Mar senior opposite hitter Kevin Kobrine used his extraordinary leaping skills and furious hitting prowess for 13 kills. Kobrine also had seven digs.

Newport Harbor defeated Corona del Mar twice during the regular season and was undefeated when Corona del Mar beat the Sailors last week in the CIF-SS Division 1 final.

For Kobrine, the win Saturday was more satisfying than last week’s triumph.

“This one for sure felt better,” said Kobrine, who signed with UCLA. “My last home game, and my last high school game.”

Sea Kings senior outside hitter Brandon Browning, a USC signee, had 12 kills and eight digs. Senior libero Diego Perez, who had his best defensive night of the season according to Conti, contributed 17 digs.

Senior setter Patrick Paragas, on his way to UC Santa Barbara, had 45 assists, senior middle blocker Brandon Hicks, also a UCSB signee, had nine kills, and NYU-bound middle blocker Tyler Blood added six kills.

Newport Harbor (34-2) was led by junior outside hitter Dayne Chalmers who had 10 kills, Jake Higgs with eight kills, UCLA-signed outside hitter Cole Pender with six kills and three service aces, and junior center Joe Karlous who had 35 assists.

Newport Harbor coach Rocky Ciarelli said the Sailors had an off night.

“Not taking anything away from (the Sea Kings),” Ciarelli said. “They’re a very good team. But we didn’t play to the level we usually play.”

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Mike Trout has career night in Angels blowout of Yankees

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, runs after hitting a home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, runs after hitting a home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge follows through on a home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria as Angels catcher Jose Briceno, center, and home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi watch during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge follows through on a home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria as Angels catcher Jose Briceno, center, and home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi watch during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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  • Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Charles Nagy, center right, checks on starting pitcher Jaime Barria, center left, after he gave up back-to-back home runs to the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. Angels third baseman Luis Valbuena (18) and catcher Jose Briceno join in on the conversation. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Charles Nagy, center right, checks on starting pitcher Jaime Barria, center left, after he gave up back-to-back home runs to the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. Angels third baseman Luis Valbuena (18) and catcher Jose Briceno join in on the conversation. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria throws a pitch to New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria throws a pitch to New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws a pitch to Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws a pitch to Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani gestures from first base during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani gestures from first base during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Los Angeles Angels second baseman Zack Cozart, left, is unable to field a throw from catcher Jose Briceno, not pictured, on stolen base by New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge (99) during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. Judge moved to third on the play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Los Angeles Angels second baseman Zack Cozart, left, is unable to field a throw from catcher Jose Briceno, not pictured, on stolen base by New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge (99) during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. Judge moved to third on the play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart, right, approaches home base to score a run as teammate Shohei Ohtani, left, takes off his shinguard after being walked with the bases loaded during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart, right, approaches home base to score a run as teammate Shohei Ohtani, left, takes off his shinguard after being walked with the bases loaded during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani gestures from first base during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani gestures from first base during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani strikes out against New York Yankees relief pitcher Jonathan Holder during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani strikes out against New York Yankees relief pitcher Jonathan Holder during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols gestures after a single off New York Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols gestures after a single off New York Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols hits a single off New York Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols hits a single off New York Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Jose Briceno, right, is greeted by Kole Calhoun (56) after Briceno hit a two-run home run off New York Yankees relief pitcher Chasen Shreve during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Jose Briceno, right, is greeted by Kole Calhoun (56) after Briceno hit a two-run home run off New York Yankees relief pitcher Chasen Shreve during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Los Angeles Angels catcher Jose Briceno, left, and relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian celebrate after the Angels defeated the New York Yankees 11-4 in a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Los Angeles Angels catcher Jose Briceno, left, and relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian celebrate after the Angels defeated the New York Yankees 11-4 in a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres strikes out on a pitch from Los Angeles Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian for the final out of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. The Angels won 11-4. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres strikes out on a pitch from Los Angeles Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian for the final out of a baseball game Saturday, May 26, 2018, in New York. The Angels won 11-4. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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NEW YORK — Mike Trout took the opportunity of a visit to New York and a national television audience to remind anyone who may have forgotten that he is still the best player in the major leagues.

Trout had a homer and three doubles among his career-high five hits in the Angels’ 11-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night.

“He had a night that was incredible,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He’s certainly capable of doing what you saw out there tonight. It was big for us. It gave us a big lift and we needed it. In this park, you gotta keep scoring and we did.”

It was the first time in Trout’s career that he had four extra-base hits, equaling the franchise record. After he added an infield single in the seventh, he reached 11 total bases for the first time. Trout also drove in four runs, giving him 603 for his career.

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Trout has homered in three straight games, tied with Mookie Betts for the major league lead with 17. Trout is now 11 for 22 with five homers and 10 walks since snapping an 0-for-21 slump last week.

“It’s awesome,” Trout said. “Just the preparation and working on timing and it paid off tonight. I was just getting pitches where I like it and I wasn’t missing them.”

Trout was the headliner in a night that also included memorable performances from the Angels’ rookie pitcher and catcher, each of whom bounced back from rough moments to finish on high notes.

Pitcher Jaime Barría gave up three homers and four runs in the first 25 pitches he threw, but he turned it around to get through five and pick up the victory.

Catcher José Briceño, making his major league debut, struck out in his first plate appearance and got thrown out easily trying to stretch a single in his second. He also made an error, and said he made some mistakes with pitch calling in the first inning. But he later hit his first big league homer, and he threw out a runner trying to steal.

“I feel like I can’t believe it,” said Briceño, who grew up in Venezuela as a Yankees fan. “I don’t have words to explain. It was a blessing to be here.”

It added up to the 1,599th victory of Scioscia’s career, which tied him with Tommy Lasorda, his managerial mentor, on the all-time list. Repeating what he’s said as he’s approached Lasorda’s mark, Scioscia said: “It’s not really a personal accomplishment. It reflects on the whole organization… I don’t belong in the same sentence with Tommy as far as what he did for the Dodger organization.”

The only negative on the night was Justin Upton leaving the game after being hit in the left forearm by a pitch. He was diagnosed with a contusion, after X-rays showed no fracture. Upton, who played two more innings before it stiffened up, said he hoped to only miss a day, as he did after he was hit in the hand last week.

Before he left, Upton was part of an attack that ended up including 11 hits and seven walks. Everyone in the starting lineup reached safely at least once, including slumping Kole Calhoun with his first two-walk game of the season.

Zack Cozart led off the game with an infield single and then Trout drove him in with a double, a 109-mph blast off the left-field fence.

After that, the night briefly turned the Yankees way. Barría gave up a homer to Brett Gardner on his second pitch of the game and a 442-foot smash to Aaron Judge on his fifth. In the second inning, Austin Romine hit a two-run homer off the right-field pole, putting the Yankees up 4-1.

Barría, however, gave up just two more singles in the rest of his outing, saying later that he told himself to “compete” and “keep the ball down.”

“I think you saw his makeup right there,” Scioscia said of Barría. “This could have taken some ugly turns. After the second he found he mix of pitches, found his command. That’s an important five innings. The last three zeros were important for us, especially with us getting back into the game.”

The Angels got a pair of runs in the third — thanks to Trout’s second double. In the fourth, Trout hit a two-run homer that gave the Angels a 5-4 lead.

They blew the game open with a four-run sixth, including a Trout double just after the Yankees had blown an easy double-play ball when second baseman Gleyber Torres dropped the throw.

After that, the only drama was whether Trout would get his fifth hit, a mark he hadn’t reached. He said he became aware of that fact in the dugout after his fourth hit.

“I was thinking about it a little bit,” he said. “I got lucky with that infield single I guess.”

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Trump’s opposition to unrestricted globalism might prove a historical necessity

Let’s stipulate that Donald Trump is a vulgar, ignorant and often reckless narcissist. Yet he also may well prove a historical necessity, someone who, intentionally or not, has rendered apart a bi-partisan consensus well past its usefulness.

Religious people like to say that God works in mysterious ways. The same can be said about history. Bad players can have important long-term effects. With their mad ambitions Napoleon and Hitler established a continental idea now reflected in the more benign bureaucratic empire of today’s EU, while Karl Marx’s legacy led to a making of modern and economically independent China, now the world’s ultimate expression of state capitalism.

Rebalancing America and the world

Ever since the Second World War, America’s foreign policy, with the possible exception of the Reagan years, has been shaped by consensus. The United States was able to both lead and effectively subsidize the rest of the world. Initially, this made sense when the other major powers were either seriously weakened or under threat from the Soviet Union.

Trump has broken this model. His “America First” approach is crudely stated and has bad antecedents, but, frankly, where was the other strategy getting us? Europe, Japan and our other “allies” were getting rich while we sent our soldiers to fight and die. Playing nice for a generation did nothing to stop North Korea’s nuclearization or Iran’s aggressive expansionism.

Unlike his more idealist predecessors, Trump recognizes that every world leader — including Angela Merkel, Xi Jinping, Emmanuel Macron — seeks to enrich her or his own countries, even at other countries’ expense. Our competitors may be outraged when Americans selfishly play hardball, but perhaps it’s time to be asking for something beyond often empty promises.

The need to rescue the heartland

The foreign policy and trade policies of previous administrations benefited mostly the elite districts in the large coastal cities, but did much harm to the middle of the country. Globalism seems less glamourous when it means the loss of millions of jobs.

The addition of draconian climate change legislation under President Obama upped the ante, as Trump, or his handlers, intuited. Even as Silicon Valley and Wall Street looked to capitalize on green policies, vast parts of the country, particularly those dependent on fossil fuel production and cheap power for manufacturing, feared they  were about to be abandoned.

So far, Trump’s attempt to reverse these trends has delivered more than could have been expected. Despite reports of ill-effects of tariff policies on manufacturers, industrial employment and production continue to grow after slackening in the last year of the Obama administration. Elections have consequences: the South has emerged as the nation’s premier growth engine while growth and demographic vitality has come back to parts of Midwest.

Unmasking the new class

Trump may be an awful person on many levels, but the reaction to him has exposed the arrogance within the country’s cognitive elites. Media coverage has been so unbalanced that even former President Jimmy Carter has expressed outrage. The hatred for Trump spans virtually all the cultural and major media with the exception of the hyper-partisan screamers of Fox News and talk radio. No surprise that the credibility of the media, notes Gallup, is at a historic low ebb.

On immigration, upper-class neighborhoods generally benefited from unregulated immigration. Trump’s MS 13 “animals” generally don’t prowl on the Upper East Side or Malibu but in more working and lower-middle class neighborhoods. For the gentry and some employers the undocumented represent Marx’s “reserve army of the unemployed,” keeping the rates for nannies, gardeners and dishwashers low.

The arbiters of opinion may be justified in thinking that the president and some of his supporters are “deplorable.” But as longtime Clinton pollster Mark Penn recently observed, it seems somewhat possible that “deep state” bias has fueled the drive attempt to nail the current president on any charge possible. Even longtime liberal lions, like civil liberties scholar Alan Dershowitz, have been disturbed by the Star Chamber-like proceedings.

Post-Trump America

Trump’s reign started in amateurish bungling, but he has managed, so far, to alter the political calculus far more than most detractors expected. Since last fall the Democrats have seen their advantage in congressional support plunge from a hefty 12 percent to barely 4 percent now. Even millennials are becoming somewhat less enthused about the Democrats, a pattern that could continue if the economy remains relatively strong.

Even if he takes a fall, Trump’s legacy will make it far harder for the establishmentarians of both parties to push trade, energy and immigration policies perceived as injurious by many Americans. Democrats, as former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown suggests, will have to stop acting like “another pack of screaming kids on the playground” and start to address the real concerns of voters.

After Trump, things will be different, no matter who is in power. It’s now widely accepted that America cannot be the world’s leader if it ignores its own basic interests. The age of high-sounding platitudes about the blessings of unrestricted globalism and open borders will be supplanted by a new realism that, if hopefully without Trump’s nastiness, will prove more congruent with national interest and those of the vast majority of Americans.

Joel Kotkin is the R.C. Hobbs Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange and executive director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism (www.opportunityurbanism.org).

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Noah Lyles, Ronnie Baker steal show at Prefontaine Classic

  • Noah Lyles, left, celebrates his win in the men’s 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

    Noah Lyles, left, celebrates his win in the men’s 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

  • Germany’s Thomas Rohler throws during the javelin competition at the Prefrontaine Classic athletics meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Friday, May 25, 2018. Rohler won with a throw of 294 feet, 10 inches (89.88 meters). (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

    Germany’s Thomas Rohler throws during the javelin competition at the Prefrontaine Classic athletics meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Friday, May 25, 2018. Rohler won with a throw of 294 feet, 10 inches (89.88 meters). (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

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  • U.S. pole vaulter Sam Kendricks heads up on the way to clearing 19 feet, 3/4 inches (5.81 meters) to win the event at the Prefrontaine Classic athletics meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Friday, May 25, 2018. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

    U.S. pole vaulter Sam Kendricks heads up on the way to clearing 19 feet, 3/4 inches (5.81 meters) to win the event at the Prefrontaine Classic athletics meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Friday, May 25, 2018. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

  • Jakob Ingebrigtsen, of Norway, reacts after finishing fourth with a time of 3:52.28 during the Bowerman Mile at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., Saturday May 26, 20187. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

    Jakob Ingebrigtsen, of Norway, reacts after finishing fourth with a time of 3:52.28 during the Bowerman Mile at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., Saturday May 26, 20187. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

  • Caster Semenya, right, wins the wome’s 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

    Caster Semenya, right, wins the wome’s 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

  • Ryan Crouser yells as he watches his competition-winning throw of 73 feet, 11 inches (22.53 meters) land during the shot put at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

    Ryan Crouser yells as he watches his competition-winning throw of 73 feet, 11 inches (22.53 meters) land during the shot put at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

  • Jennifer Suhr competes in the pole vault at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 26, 2018. Suhr won the event, clearing 15 feet, 11 inches (4.85 meters). (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

    Jennifer Suhr competes in the pole vault at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, May 26, 2018. Suhr won the event, clearing 15 feet, 11 inches (4.85 meters). (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

  • Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega prepares to break the tape as he runs to victory in the men’s 2 miles at the Prefrontaine Classic athletics meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Friday, May 25, 2018. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

    Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega prepares to break the tape as he runs to victory in the men’s 2 miles at the Prefrontaine Classic athletics meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Friday, May 25, 2018. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

  • Kenya’s Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir, left, breaks the tape ahead of Botswana’s Nigel Amos to win the men’s 800 meters at the Prefrontaine Classic athletics meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Friday, May 25, 2018. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

    Kenya’s Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir, left, breaks the tape ahead of Botswana’s Nigel Amos to win the men’s 800 meters at the Prefrontaine Classic athletics meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Friday, May 25, 2018. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)

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EUGENE, Ore. — Like so many growing up in track and field, Hayward Field was was Noah Lyles’ theater of dreams.

“I’ve been watching Prefontaine since I was in high school,” Lyles recalled “looking at the (television) screen like ‘man I could have been in that 200!’”

So there was Lyles, the boy wonder of American sprinting still only 20, Saturday afternoon settling into the starting blocks in Lane 7 before the Prefontaine Classic 200-meter dash, center stage at storied Hayward Field, the most revered venue in U.S. track and field, perhaps in the world, ready to chase what he called the “Hayward magic.”

“Automatically it’s Tracktown USA, so I’m already excited,” Lyles said referring to the title Eugene has long rightfully claimed for itself.

That excitement fueled Lyles’ world-leading 19.69-second victory that electrified a standing-room-only crowd of 12,667 and along with unsung American Ronnie Baker’s upset triumph in the 100 further signaled the arrival of new generation of  sprinters now ready to assume the throne left vacant with Usain Bolt’s 2017 retirement and the impending departure of his arch rival, 36-year-old Justin Gatlin.

Lyles’ and Baker’s victories were befitting of an afternoon when change and the future were as much a theme as nostalgia as many of the international sport’s biggest names bid farewell to what has come to be known as historic Hayward Field.

“There is no limit,” Lyles said when asked about his potential. “The limit is to make the human race as a whole get faster and see that the next generation has stepping stones that they don’t have to worry about the old heads taking their spots.”

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Just as Lyles and Baker talked about changing the face of sprinting, an often painful and heated conversation about the transformation of Hayward Field has dominated the headlines, airwaves and social media in the Willamette Valley and U.S. track in recent weeks.

Tracktown USA is hosting the 2020 World Championships and Hayward Field, despite all its history, was deemed inadequate by the IAAF and the powerbrokers at Nike to hold the meet in its current configuration.  So the 99-year-old stadium is being torn down after next month’s NCAA Championships to make room for a $200 million new Hayward paid for by Nike co-founder Phil Knight, an Oregon middle distance runner under legendary coach Bill Bowerman, the shoe company’s other co-founder.

The renovation plan, formulated in private, caught Tracktown by surprise and has divided the community. Much of the controversy revolves around the demolition of the iconic East Grandstand, the monument erected out of Oregon timber so recognizable within the sport and the region that its silhouette is Tracktown’s official logo.

So Saturday was the 44th and final Prefontaine Classic at historic Hayward and the only U.S. stop on the IAAF Diamond League circuit produced `meet worthy of the occasion.

“It’s Hayward Field,” said Christian Taylor, who won another thrilling triple jump dual with longtime rival Will Claye with a 58-feet, 2-inch leap. “There’s magic in the track, there’s magic in the stands.”

There were eight world leading performances, five of them coming in the middle and long distance races, including a women’s 1,500 meters marked by a breakthrough victory by American rising star Shelby Houlihan and a courageous run by Jenny Simpson that would have made the meet’s hard charging, front running namesake proud.

Simpson, the 2011 World champion, recently emailed meet director Tom Jordan with a request to make sure Saturday’s race was fast from the gun, even volunteering to push the pace herself.

“Let’s heat it up,” Simpson wrote.

“I just wanted to come out and give it the respect of giving it my all on the last four laps,” Simpson said Saturday.

She did just that, pulling a world-class field through 1,200 meters in 3 minutes, 14.05. Simpson’s labor appeared to be rewarded with a victory until she was passed in the final 50 meters by Houlihan, the former Arizona State star now competing for the Nike-backed Bowerman Track Club, and then Great Britain’s Laura Muir.

“I thought I was going to hold them off, I really did,” Simpson said.

Houlihan finished in 3:59.06, Muir 3:59.30 and Simpson 3:59.37 with  Morocco’s  Rababe Arafi also breaking 4:00 (3:59.51) in fourth. New Balance and the Big Bear Track Club’s Brenda Martinez was on track to also dip under 4:00 until the final 150 when her lack of speed work betrayed her and she faded to seventh in 4:02.65. It was Houlihan’s first sub-4:00 clocking.

“I definitely can check that off my list,” she said.

Competing at the Pre Classic had been on Lyle’s to do list since he emerged as one of the world’s top sprint prospects while attending TC Williams High School (made famous in the film “Remember The Titans) in Alexandria, Virginia.

He competed at Hayward as a recent high school graduate at the 2016 Olympic Trials, finishing fourth in the 200, missing the U.S. squad for the Rio de Janeiro Games by less than a tenth of second.

Lyles and his younger brother Josephus decided to turn pro days later, a move that was widely criticized within the sport. The second guessing continued last season.

Lyles won his Diamond League debut, taking the 200 in Shanghai in May 2017. But he tore right hamstring in the process and was limited by injury for much of the season before re-emerging to win the Diamond League final 200 in Brussels.

Lyles, once again healthy, won the 200 in 19.83 in the Diamond League opener in Doha May 4. Saturday he blew away a field that included reigning World champion Ramil Guliyev of Turkey and Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards, the Worlds bronze medalist. Lyles’ just barely (2.0 meters per second) legal run equaled the 2017 world leader and was just a hundredth of a second off Gatlin’s meet record.

Richards was a well beaten second in 20.05, Guliyev seventh in 20.57.

“I’ve proven to myself that I was ready,” Lyles said. “Some people might say that you’re not ready being so young but I don’t think that’s true. I think if you have the right mind set, the right team that you can do anything. And I think that I’ve proven that out here today.”

Baker had his own point to prove in Eugene.

The former TCU star ran a world-leading 9.97 at the Mt. SAC Relays last month. But he was nowhere to be found in the pre-meet media coverage that focused on a highly anticipate showdown between Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic and 2017 World champion, and Christian Coleman, 22, the Worlds silver medalist and recent World Indoor champion at 60 meters.

“I came here last year, had the fastest time coming in last year and no one talked about me, not in any of the headlines, not in the media,” Baker said. “Same thing this year. I had the fastest time coming in, still nothing in the media, nothing about me. And I come here and I run really fast and win these races against world-class guys and I’m still not mentioned so I definitely believe I should be in the conversation with the best.”

But Gatlin withdrew from the meet with injury and when Baker pulled even with the fast starting Coleman 20 meters into Saturday’s race he was on his way into any conversation about who is Bolt’s and Gatlin’s heir apparent. While a 2.4 tailwind was 0.4 beyond the legal limit, his 9.78 clocking was impressive in any conditions.

“Doesn’t change my mindset,” Baker said when asked if his victory hadn’t cost him his underdog status. “It would just be nice to see my name in an article every once in a while.”

Pole vaulter Jenn Suhr, 36, has made plenty of headlines in a career that has seen her win the 2012 Olympic gold medal, 2016 World Indoor title and set the World indoor record (16-6). But she has kept a low profile in recent years, not competing on the Diamond League circuit for the past three seasons. The significance of Saturday’s meet, however, drew her back to Hayward where she cleared a meet record 15-11 beating New Zealand’s Eliza McCartney, who also topped 15-11, on fewer misses.

“They’re renovating this stadium so it was the last time it was going to look like this and I just wanted good memories,” she said. “I’ve had great memories before and I just wanted one last one.”

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Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo gets a jump on making CIF State track meet

  • Marina’s Skyler Magula wins the pole vault with a vault of 15-09.00S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Marina’s Skyler Magula wins the pole vault with a vault of 15-09.00S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the 800 meter run as Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the 800 meter run as Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

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  • Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Aliso Niguel wins the 4×400 meter relay as Sean Baker runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Aliso Niguel wins the 4×400 meter relay as Sean Baker runs the final leg during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Alamitos’ Kevin Schmitt finished second in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Los Alamitos’ Kevin Schmitt finished second in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Capistrano Valley’s Haley Herberg finished second in the 3200 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Capistrano Valley’s Haley Herberg finished second in the 3200 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Alamitos’ Kevin Schmitt finished second in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Los Alamitos’ Kevin Schmitt finished second in the high jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton wins the 100 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton wins the 100 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo wins the long jump with a leap of 19-02.50S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo wins the long jump with a leap of 19-02.50S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Kelli Godin competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Kelli Godin competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Capistrano Valley’s Jolie Robinson competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Capistrano Valley’s Jolie Robinson competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Kelli Godin competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Kelli Godin competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo wins the long jump with a leap of 19-02.50S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo wins the long jump with a leap of 19-02.50S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Marina’s Skyler Magula wins the pole vault with a vault of 15-09.00S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Marina’s Skyler Magula wins the pole vault with a vault of 15-09.00S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Saugas’ Mariah Castillo wins the 3200 meter run as Capistrano Valley’s Haley Herberg finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Saugas’ Mariah Castillo wins the 3200 meter run as Capistrano Valley’s Haley Herberg finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the 800 meter run as Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the 800 meter run as Corona Centennial’s Rylee Penn finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo wins the long jump with a leap of 19-02.50S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo wins the long jump with a leap of 19-02.50S during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Competitors in the boys 100 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Competitors in the boys 100 meter dash during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Laguna Hill’s Anthony Victa competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Laguna Hill’s Anthony Victa competes in the boys triple jump during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Competitors in the girls pole vault pose for a photo prior to the start of the event during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Competitors in the girls pole vault pose for a photo prior to the start of the event during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the girls 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Los Alamitos’ Delaney Sanacore wins the girls 800 meter run during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • Capistrano Valley’s Jolie Robinson competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Capistrano Valley’s Jolie Robinson competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei’s Jade McDonald competes in the long jump during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Burroughs’ Jagdeep Chahal, center, wins the 1600 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Burroughs’ Jagdeep Chahal, center, wins the 1600 meter run during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Santa Margarita’s girls 4×100 team gather together prior to their event during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

    Santa Margarita’s girls 4×100 team gather together prior to their event during the CIF Southern Section track and field Master Meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Libby Cline Birmingham)

  • The 4×400 meter relay during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    The 4×400 meter relay during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

  • Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

    Mater Dei;s Sam VanDorpe wins the 800 meter dash during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters meet at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

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TORRANCE — Mater Dei’s Dominique Ruotolo started her Saturday by wearing a cap and gown and being awarded her high school diploma.

In the afternoon, Ruotolo was donning a Monarchs track and field uniform and being awarded two first-place medals at the CIF-SS Masters Meet at El Camino College.

Ruotolo, who had to leave Mater Dei’s commencement ceremony early in order to make it to the meet on time, finished first in the long jump and triple jump, hitting distances of 19-feet, 2-1/2 inches and 41 feet, ½ inch, respectively.

The top six finishers in each event advance to the CIF State Meet, which takes place Friday and Saturday at Buchanan High School in Clovis.

“I missed half of graduation so I said I better jump really far,” said Ruotolo, who is considering offers from LSU and the University of Oregon. “I feel like there is a lot in me and I’m just ready for the state meet to pop off good PRs.”

Ruotolo’s teammate, Jade McDonald, a freshman, qualified fourth in the triple jump.

El Toro’s Maliyah Medley easily won the 400 meters (54.83) and finished fourth in the 200 (24.46), qualifying for the state meet in both events for the second year in a row.

As a sophomore, Medley qualified for the state meet in the 400.

“Today, the wind was really harsh, so it was kind of hard to get my time low,” said Medley, who will attend UCLA. “But my goal was definitely to qualify for state.”

Nikki Merritt of Santa Margarita also qualified for the state meet in multiple events.

Merritt was second in the 300 hurdles, fifth in the 100 hurdles and ran the third leg of the Eagles’ 400 relay team which finished sixth.

In the discus, Costa Mesa’s Tayla Crenshaw threw 140-3 to qualify second and Trabuco Hills’ Kyliegh Wilkerson was third with 140-0.

Faimalie Sale of Los Alamitos qualified fourth in the shot put with a throw of 43-8 1/2.

On the boys side, Esperanza sophomore Jeff Duensing easily won the shot put with a throw of 60-1 3/4, nearly 3 inches farther than second-place finisher Aiden Elbettar of Newport Harbor.

Duensing also qualified in the discus, finishing fifth (177–11).

Mission Viejo’s Christian LaValle finished second in the discus with a mark of 180-9.

Mater Dei’s Sam VanDorpe had to contend with the same logistical issue as Ruotolo, racing from the graduation ceremony to get to the meet on time to run the 800.

Like his teammate, VanDorpe was undaunted. He won the race in 1:51.44. Mission Viejo’s Brett Hickman finished second in the race and Tesoro’s Ryan Bush took third.

In a 1,600 relay that was a near carbon copy of the Division 1 final a week earlier, Aliso Niguel’s anchor runner, Michael Phillippy, blew by Long Beach Wilson’s anchor in the final 100 and won going away.

Phillippy and relay mates Isaiah Darden, Trevor Williams and Andrew Koesel won in 3:14.68, establishing the best time in the state this season for the third time.

“Our main goal was just to make it to next week,” Williams said. “We didn’t put too much pressure on running a certain time or taking a certain place. All we wanted to do is make it to next week and we can kill it there.”

Phillippy also finished fifth in the 400 and will compete in both events at Clovis.

Marina’s Skyler Magula and Mission Viejo’s Mason Gariepy both cleared 15-9 in the pole vault, but Magula advanced to the state meet as the Masters champion on a tiebreaker.

Sean Lee, who set the Division 1 record with a jump of 7 feet, 2-1/2 inches in last week’s division finals, cleared 6-8 on Saturday, 2 inches higher than the 6-6 required to qualify for the state meet.

Los Alamitos’ Kevin Schmidt also cleared 6-8 and will join Lee at the state meet.

Trabuco Hills’ 400 relay team of Tylor Kraft, Jake Burns, Kyle Kong and Jay Williams finished second.

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Progressives love transparency except when they don’t

We’ve all heard of “situational ethics.” This column is about “situational transparency,” a phenomenon among progressives who love transparency in matters of public policy, except when they hate it.

Let’s review the areas in which progressives support transparency: the salaries of CEOs, the race and gender of employees, the details of business supply chains” and, of course, extensive disclosures about campaign finance.

But in other matters, particularly relating to their own interests, the same people are flatly opposed to transparency. For example, progressives claim to desire disclosure of who pays for political advertising, and they backed legislation such as Assembly Bill 249, a burdensome mandate to add confusing content to political ads. It was so burdensome, in fact, that an exception was made for ads paid for by labor unions, major backers of progressive politicians.

Progressives also campaigned hard against Proposition 54, the California Legislative Transparency Act, which voters approved despite liberals’ complaints. Prop. 54 requires that bills must be posted online in their final form for at least three days before lawmakers can cast a final vote on them. Proposition 54, which the voters approved in 2016, also requires the Legislature to make video recordings of all public hearings, and it allows any member of the public to record a legislative hearing.

Another example of how those in power resist having the public see what they are doing involves public employee compensation. For years, government agencies and departments have resisted disclosing how much their managers and employees are paid in both salaries and benefits. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association had to file numerous lawsuits — or threaten lawsuits — to get local governments to disgorge the data. After prevailing in all those actions, compensation data is now available for public inspections — a healthy development in countering government entities that constantly plead poverty and demand higher taxes.

Perhaps the most glaring example of progressive hypocrisy when it comes to transparency is revealed by the defeat of Senate Bill 1074, authored by state Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, which would have provided California’s millions of motorists with valuable information about the price of gasoline. Titled “Motor Vehicle Fuel: Disclosure of Government-Imposed Costs,” SB1074 would have required gas stations to post near each pump a breakdown of all the different costs that go into the price per gallon of fuel, such as federal, state and local taxes and costs associated with environmental rules and regulations, including California’s hidden tax, the permit fees that fuel producers have to pay under the state’s infamous cap-and-trade law.

As you might expect, the progressives who control the state Legislature refused to provide the public with the true cost of government when it comes to driving our cars. The same folks who rail against the oil companies and who are quick to allege deep conspiracies about corporate profits have no interest in informing the public about government-imposed costs that dwarf the oil companies’ profit margin on a gallon of gas.

We can also expect them to oppose the government transparency that would be required by an initiative that recently met the signature requirement to qualify for the November ballot.

The Tax Fairness, Transparency and Accountability Act of 2018 would require that any law creating a new, increased or extended tax must contain “a specific and legally binding and enforceable limitation on how the revenue from the tax can be spent.”

Even if the tax revenue will be spent for “unrestricted general revenue purposes,” the law must say so.

California politicians often complain about “ballot-box budgeting” and requirements for voter approval before taxes can be raised. But progressives have earned a reputation for hiding the cost of their policies, and voters can’t be blamed for playing an aggressive defense.

Jon Coupal is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/05/26/progressives-love-transparency-except-when-they-dont/

Deputies recover stolen U-Haul with Long Beach family’s lifelong possessions

A nightmare scenario for one Long Beach family turned into a happy ending on Friday when two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies quickly recovered a stolen U-Haul containing the family’s lifelong possessions.

The family, who asked to remain anonymous, was in the process of moving to Northern California and the previous night had loaded a rented U-Haul truck with all of their valuables including their children’s baby blankets, baby toys and family photos.

They woke up in the morning on Friday ready to embark on their road trip and realized the truck had been stolen sometime overnight, authorities said. The family quickly alerted police.

Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputies recover stolen U-Haul with family's lifelong posessions.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies recovered a stolen U-Haul with a family’s lifelong possessions. Photo courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Later that morning, Deputies Jeffrey Rupert and Chad Micek from the Sheriff’s Department’s Carson Station were patrolling the city’s Lincoln Village tract when they observed the stolen U-Haul leaving the neighborhood.

The deputies pulled the truck over and the driver fled on foot before he was caught and taken into custody, authorities said.

“It wasn’t until the deputies returned the truck to the victim family that it was learned just how precious its cargo was,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

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The family got back most of the sentimental belongings, authorities said.

“My wife was having a nervous breakdown because of all the memories we were really close to losing,” the father said in a statement. “We were excited to hear the deputies found the vehicle. My wife actually screamed out of excitement. We appreciate what the deputies did, we really do appreciate it and have a lot of respect for them too.”

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Slumping Angels 2B Ian Kinsler plans to keep ‘plugging away’

NEW YORK — Mike Scioscia’s optimistic outlook about Ian Kinsler is of little consolation to Kinsler.

Describing the slump the Angels’ second baseman has endured this year, Scioscia said some of the peripheral numbers — “the internals,” he called them — were more encouraging than his .185 batting average.

“All the ‘numbers around the numbers,’ it’d be nice if those counted,” Kinsler said. “The numbers outside the numbers don’t really help the team.”

Scioscia was referring to Kinsler’s plate discipline. Kinsler has swung at 20.5 percent of pitches outside the strike zone, which is his lowest percentage in the four years for which Statcast data exists. The major league average is 28.3 percent.

“My decision-making at the plate has been fine,” said Kinsler, who got a day off Saturday. “It’s just part of the game. You just keep playing hard and hopefully you get rewarded for those decisions.”

His other numbers don’t show a dramatic change in the frequency of hard contact, percentage of ground balls or percentage of pulled balls. Some of the numbers are slightly up or down, but nothing that would suggest a player whose OPS is 250 points below his career average.

“I’m just going to continue doing what I’ve been doing,” Kinsler said. “This is obviously a results-oriented business. You want to see results. I want to touch home plate. I want to drive guys in. I’m going to keep plugging away and hopefully I can get a chopper to get through a hole or a broken-bat single or something to fall in somewhere. I think I’ve been unlucky with hard contact and I also haven’t been getting any cheap hits. You need those too.”

Kinsler’s batting average on balls in play is .194, down from his career average of .284.

The 35-year-old said his body feels fine. There’s been no signs of any issues on defense or running the bases.

“Just keep plugging away and trying to make the adjustments,” he said. “I don’t know what that adjustment is, but if I stay with good strike zone discipline and stay swinging at good pitches, hopefully it changes.”

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Real Madrid beats Liverpool for 3rd straight Champions League title

KIEV, Ukraine — Gareth Bale’s eye-catching scissor-kick helped Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over a Liverpool side thwarted by a pair of goalkeeping blunders and Mohamed Salah being forced off injured.

Making an explosive impact as a second-half substitute, Bale showcased athleticism and technique of the highest quality by sending Madrid in front with only his fourth touch of the final in the 64th minute.

“I need to be playing week in, week out and that hasn’t happened this season for one reason or another,” Bale said. “I need to sit down in the summer and discuss it with my agent.”

If these were Bale’s final moments in a Madrid jersey, they won’t be forgotten.

Confounding doubters, including coach Zinedine Zidane, Bale sealed Madrid’s record-extending 13th European title with his second goal — a long-range strike that owed much to Loris Karius’ second calamity of the game in Kiev’s Olympic Stadium. The Liverpool goalkeeper allowed Bale’s shot to squirm through his hands into the net in the 83rd.

Six minutes into the second half, Karius’ sloppy rollout had been seized on by Karim Benzema to put the Spanish side in front. Liverpool struck back through Sadio Mane but the five-time European champions were only fleetingly back in the game.

Having lost Salah — scorer of 44 goals this season — to a suspected shoulder or collarbone injury in the first half, Liverpool lacked the firepower to find a way past the aristocrats of European football. After leaving the pitch in tears and heading to the hospital, the Egypt forward will be fearing the worst for his hopes of going to a first World Cup next month.

For Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp this was a sixth successive loss in a final, including a 2013 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich while Borussia Dortmund coach.

For Zidane, victory in Ukraine puts the former France great in an elite field alongside Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley as a three-time European Cup winner. But no one has achieved the feat faster, with each of his three seasons in charge ending by winning the game’s biggest club prize.

While Cristiano Ronaldo became the first five-time winner in the post-1993 Champions League era, this was a comparatively muted performance in a final for a player who has contributed decisive goals in the three finals Madrid had contested in the previous four seasons.

In the tunnel before kickoff there was a furtive glance across to Salah, but the showdown between the world player of the year and a contender for his throne never materialized.

Blame Sergio Ramos for that, although the foul that ended Salah’s final was not the Madrid defender at his most cynical. Salah landed heavily on his left shoulder in a twisting fall after 25 minutes. Ramos stepped away from the scene unpunished and Salah soon managed to step up after overcoming the initial pain.

Not for long. Salah’s final was over after 30 minutes.

Lying on his back, hands covering his face, Salah could not continue. Madrid opponents Marcelo and Dani Carvajal tendered to Salah as an anxious Klopp held his hand to his mouth. Salah rose, but only to leave the field to make way for Adam Lallana.

An incredible debut season at Liverpool came to a crying end.

Four minutes later, the tears were flowing down the face of Carvajal after the Madrid right back appeared to injure a hamstring while attempting a back-heel. Face-down on the field, Carvajal knew his final was over in the first half for the second successive season.

Only one side had appeared rattled by the early change. Liverpool, so assertive early on, made Madrid look edgy.

But the holders were back on top after Salah’s injury.

“Of course it was a little shock to the team,” Klopp said.

Liverpool was only spared by the crossbar at the start of the second half. Karius rashly came off his line and Isco put the ball over the goalkeeper.

Much worse was to come from the German.

After collecting a shot, Karius rolled the ball out too casually, neglecting the presence of Benzema who struck out his right foot and dispatched the ball into an empty net.

The immediate impact of Karius’ blunder was offset by Mane’s equalizer in the 55th. Dejan Lovren rose above Ramos and headed into the path of Mane, who prodded the ball over the line.

“We lose as a team,” Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said. “It’s not about one person it’s about everybody.”

For Madrid it was about one man proving Zidane wrong.

Within three minutes of replacing Isco, Bale made the perfect entrance by scoring one of the finest goals in a European final.

“I was very disappointed not to start the game,” he said. “I felt like I deserved it. The best I can do is to come on and make an impact.”

He made the most of it by finishing with a double. Karius let the ball slip through his hands, but Madrid isn’t letting go of this trophy, completing the first hat trick of wins since Bayern Munich in the 1970s.

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2 people injured, 1 severely, in Yorba Linda ATV crash

One person was airlifted to UCI Medical Center early Saturday, May 25 and another was taken to a hospital by ambulance after an ATV crash in Yorba Linda.

Orange County Fire Authority crews were sent to Blue Gum and Rimcrest drives at 2:40 a.m. and found two people injured, one severely, said Capt. Alan Wilkes.

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One victim had to be extricated to the roadway in order to be airlifted to the hospital, authorities said.

That victim was treated as a trauma patient and rushed by air to UCI Medical Center, Wilkes said.

No word on their conditions.

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Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

  • In this Oct. 1, 2008, file photo, Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon, is shown during a preview of his work at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas.   Bean, the Apollo and Skylab astronaut, fourth human to walk on the moon and an accomplished artist, has died. Bean, 86, died on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston. His death followed his suddenly falling ill while on travel in Fort Wayne, Indiana two weeks before. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, File)

    In this Oct. 1, 2008, file photo, Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon, is shown during a preview of his work at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas. Bean, the Apollo and Skylab astronaut, fourth human to walk on the moon and an accomplished artist, has died. Bean, 86, died on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston. His death followed his suddenly falling ill while on travel in Fort Wayne, Indiana two weeks before. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, File)

  • In this July 15, 2009 file photo, Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean walks through the largest exhibition of his artwork to date, inspired by his experience walking on the moon, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing, in Washington.  Bean, the Apollo and Skylab astronaut, fourth human to walk on the moon and an accomplished artist, has died. Bean, 86, died on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    In this July 15, 2009 file photo, Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean walks through the largest exhibition of his artwork to date, inspired by his experience walking on the moon, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing, in Washington. Bean, the Apollo and Skylab astronaut, fourth human to walk on the moon and an accomplished artist, has died. Bean, 86, died on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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  • In this Sept. 8, 1969 file photo, Apollo 12 moon mission crewmen pose in front of their Saturn 5 space vehicle as the rocket was rolled out of the VAB at Cape Kennedy Sept. 8, 1969 toward launch pad at complex 39. From left are Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean; Command Module Pilot Richard Gordon and Commander Charles Conrad.  Bean, the Apollo and Skylab astronaut, fourth human to walk on the moon and an accomplished artist, has died. Bean, 86, died on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston. (AP Photo/Jim Bourdier, File)

    In this Sept. 8, 1969 file photo, Apollo 12 moon mission crewmen pose in front of their Saturn 5 space vehicle as the rocket was rolled out of the VAB at Cape Kennedy Sept. 8, 1969 toward launch pad at complex 39. From left are Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean; Command Module Pilot Richard Gordon and Commander Charles Conrad. Bean, the Apollo and Skylab astronaut, fourth human to walk on the moon and an accomplished artist, has died. Bean, 86, died on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston. (AP Photo/Jim Bourdier, File)

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Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died.

A statement released by NASA and family members says Bean died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. He was 86.

Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing in 1969.

He then commanded the second crewed flight to the United States’ first space station, Skylab, in 1973. On that mission, he orbited the Earth for 59 days.

Bean spent a total of 69 days in space, including 31 hours on the moon.

His wife of 40 years, Leslie Bean, said in the statement he died peacefully surrounded by those who loved him.

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Travel: How to spend a day racing around Indianapolis

Indianapolis is a top destination on Memorial Day weekend — for the Indy 500 — but as someone who isn’t a racing fanatic but curious about the culture and getting into it, I decided to visit on one of the other 51 weekends of the year.

I made it a lightning trip, flying in early in the morning to hit as many sights as I could in one full day.

  • The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum located at the speedway has many Indy 500 winners, including one vehicle that visitors can sit in. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum located at the speedway has many Indy 500 winners, including one vehicle that visitors can sit in. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • Visitors on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway VIP full grounds tour kiss the bricks at the start and finish line, as is the tradition for Indy 500 winners.  (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    Visitors on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway VIP full grounds tour kiss the bricks at the start and finish line, as is the tradition for Indy 500 winners. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

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  • The Canal Walk is a stretch of the Indiana Central Canal frequented by pedestrians, runners, bikers and pedal boaters traverses memorials, public art and sights like the Indiana State Museum. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    The Canal Walk is a stretch of the Indiana Central Canal frequented by pedestrians, runners, bikers and pedal boaters traverses memorials, public art and sights like the Indiana State Museum. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • The Indianapolis Motor Speedway offers grounds tours year round with a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities for the Indy 500 race.  (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway offers grounds tours year round with a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities for the Indy 500 race. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum host Richard McDivitt, 75, points out some Indy 500 winning cars. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum host Richard McDivitt, 75, points out some Indy 500 winning cars. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • The Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the middle of Monument Circle is only 15 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty and has an observation deck that offers a bird’s-eye view of the Indiana War Memorial Plaza. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    The Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the middle of Monument Circle is only 15 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty and has an observation deck that offers a bird’s-eye view of the Indiana War Memorial Plaza. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • The Canal Walk is a stretch of the Indiana Central Canal frequented by pedestrians, runners, bikers and pedal boaters traverses memorials, public art and sights like the Indiana State Museum. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    The Canal Walk is a stretch of the Indiana Central Canal frequented by pedestrians, runners, bikers and pedal boaters traverses memorials, public art and sights like the Indiana State Museum. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • The Indiana War Memorial Museum has hundreds of artifacts from wars, military firearms and uniforms and an AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter, among other items.  (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    The Indiana War Memorial Museum has hundreds of artifacts from wars, military firearms and uniforms and an AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter, among other items. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • The VIP full grounds tour allows visitors to get a behind-the-scenes look at where scorers and other Indy 500 staff work.  (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    The VIP full grounds tour allows visitors to get a behind-the-scenes look at where scorers and other Indy 500 staff work. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • The Indiana War Memorial Museum has hundreds of artifacts from wars, military firearms and uniforms and an AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter, among other items.  (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    The Indiana War Memorial Museum has hundreds of artifacts from wars, military firearms and uniforms and an AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter, among other items. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum located at the speedway has many Indy 500 winners, including one vehicle that visitors can sit in.  (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum located at the speedway has many Indy 500 winners, including one vehicle that visitors can sit in. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis offers natural scenery, as well as attractions like the Indianapolis Zoo. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis offers natural scenery, as well as attractions like the Indianapolis Zoo. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • Visitors on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway VIP full grounds tour kiss the bricks at the start and finish line, as is the tradition for Indy 500 winners.  (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    Visitors on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway VIP full grounds tour kiss the bricks at the start and finish line, as is the tradition for Indy 500 winners. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • The Canal Walk is a stretch of the Indiana Central Canal frequented by pedestrians, runners, bikers and pedal boaters traverses memorials, public art and sights like the Indiana State Museum. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    The Canal Walk is a stretch of the Indiana Central Canal frequented by pedestrians, runners, bikers and pedal boaters traverses memorials, public art and sights like the Indiana State Museum. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • The iconic Pagoda tower at the speedway is where the race control, timing and scoring, safety and broadcast booth are located, as well as the victory podium. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    The iconic Pagoda tower at the speedway is where the race control, timing and scoring, safety and broadcast booth are located, as well as the victory podium. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • Indianapolis has more monuments and memorials than any other city in the U.S. other than Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    Indianapolis has more monuments and memorials than any other city in the U.S. other than Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

  • The Shrine Room at the Indiana War Memorial Museum features an enormous American flag made from materials from around the world and symbolizing peace and unity. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

    The Shrine Room at the Indiana War Memorial Museum features an enormous American flag made from materials from around the world and symbolizing peace and unity. (Photo by Jessica Kwong)

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The starting point of my adventure was the place I figured I’d spend the most time, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place Sunday of the holiday weekend. The Racing Capital of the World, as the 2.5-mile oval circuit is nicknamed, is located northwest of Indianapolis in an enclave suburb fittingly called Speedway.

At the proper entrance was a tunnel that opened up to reveal the racing museum. It was filled with winning Indy 500 cars, including one that visitors can sit in to feel how close to the ground racers ride. Along the walls, photos illustrated how the event has morphed over the decades.

“I just loved it from the first time I stepped on the grounds,” museum host Richard McDivitt, 75, said. “My first year was ’59.”

To get the best sense of Indy 500, I took the 90-minute VIP full grounds tour that takes a lap around the track, stopping at the famous Yard of Bricks at the start and finish line. Of course, I had to get on my knees and kiss the bricks, as winners do.

Guests also get to walk through the iconic Pagoda tower housing the race control, timing and scoring, safety and broadcast booths, and the victory podium.

“Winners drink milk,” our tour guide Jason Chisham said at the podium. “It all comes back here to Indianapolis.”

He later specified: buttermilk.

We took the back lot route to where we started. The morning had sped by.

I spent the first part of the afternoon in downtown Indianapolis hunting for monuments and memorials because I heard it has more than any other city in the U.S. other than Washington, D.C.

In the middle of Monument Circle, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument of limestone honoring those who served in various wars did not disappoint. It is only 15 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty and has an observation deck that offers a bird’s-eye view of the Indiana War Memorial Plaza.

From there, I knew I’d find more walking north on Meridian Street. I soon realized it would be impossible to see all the landmarks, and settled on the museum at Michigan Street. It was an intimate space with older, well preserved displays of wars through the years and somewhat of a maze that created a lost-in-the past feel.

By far the most moving exhibit to me was the Shrine Room, which was a flight of stairs up and features an enormous American flag hanging from under a gigantic “Star of Destiny.” I sat on a bench and admired its stillness, its beauty.

I realized the time when the museum was closing. Perfect timing for my last stop a short walk west, the Canal Walk. A stretch of the Indiana Central Canal that runs through White River State Park, the promenade was particularly charming because I did not expect Indianapolis to have canals. It takes pedestrians, runners, bikers and pedal boaters through more memorials, public art and sights like the Indiana State Museum.

By nightfall, Indy had ingrained a good impression on me. A slow day at the speedway turned out to be spectacular. It left me curious about the busiest day. That’s when I’ll be back.

If you go

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Where: 4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis

Information: 317-492-8500; www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com

Indiana War Memorial Museum

Where: 55 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis

Information: 317-232-7615; www.in.gov/iwm

Canal Walk

801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

Information: 317-233-2434; www.canalwalkindy.com

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Romain Alessandrini’s goal lifts Galaxy past San Jose

CARSON — Romain Alessandrini’s second year with the Galaxy has started like his first as he entered Friday with just one goal in eight games.

Last year, in his first year in MLS, Alessandrini led the Galaxy with 13 goals in 30 games.

This year, in a new role, the goals have been slow to come and the frustration has started to mount.

“I was frustrated, the team was frustrated too,” he said. “We worked hard, we talked to each other and now we have to take it game by game to come back on top.”

Friday, he had a much different demeanor as he scored his second goal of the season, a scorcher from approximately 25 yards out to lift the Galaxy (5-6-1) to a 1-0 win over San Jose in front of 23,118.

“It was a tough game again, but we found the energy to get this game,” he said. “Now we have to get some rest and keep going, because we have a game again on Wednesday.”

The Galaxy didn’t have a shot on goal through the first 81 minutes. The first came from Alessandrini in the 82nd minute.

Emmanuel Boateng, who entered the game to start the second half, played a quick ball toward Alessandrini, who spun and fired and beat San Jose goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell.

“He’s a player who has very exciting and very explosive,” Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid said. “I said to one of my coaches just now, if he played baseball, he’s the kind of the guy who would hit 45 home runs and strike out 180 times.

“That’s just what it is. Sometimes it is hit or miss. One thing we talked about at halftime was shooting more and he ended up getting a good shot and getting a goal.”

The Galaxy had its struggles with consistency for most of the game. The club was playing without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was serving a one-game suspension due to a red card.

“It is a constant learning process,” Schmid said of Alessandrini’s performance this season. “It is also something because of the inconsistency of the players that are next to him. That makes it a little bit more difficult. Having Jonathan (dos Santos), Seba (Sebastian Lletget) and Perry (Kitchen) in the middle of midfield at the beginning, helped our midfield, we were able to correct some things from the last game.”

All of the postgame positive feelings were nearly eradicated approximately eight minutes later.

San Jose’s Danny Hoesen’s shot off a free kick was on target, but Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham was able to get a touch on it, sending the ball toward the bar with the rebound cleared away by Alessandrini.

“We’ve gutted out the last two games, but the main thing is we’ve played to zero,” Schmid said. “As we said at halftime, just keep it to zero, we’ll find a goal. Defensively, over the last two games, we’ve bent a little bit, but we’ve been stronger, maybe luck is turning on our direction a little bit.”

The Galaxy will return to the field Wednesday against FC Dallas.

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