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Glendale leads the Western State Conference South Division by two games with two left to play this week, the final games of the regular season. The Vaqs are 14-5 in conference and 23-10 overall after beating L.A. Pierce 10-3 last Tuesdasy, beating Bakersfield 2-1 Thursday and falling to Bakersfield 6-5 Saturday. In the wi over Pierce last Tuesday, Chris Stroh, Edgar Montes, Adam Ochart and Julian Jarrad all had two hits each with Montes homering and Jarrard doubling. Starting pitcher Cory Popham got the win to improve to 6-2 and had six strikeouts.
The Vaqueros close out the regular season with a home game Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Stengel Fileld against L.A. Mission College and then play at Mission Thursday at El Cariso Park at 2:30 p.m.
The Lady Vaqs spilt four confence games last week and ar 25-13 overall and 10-6 in the WSC Blue Division. Glendale beat Citrus 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader last Tuesday and fell to Citrus 7-6 in the second game. They beat Santa Monica 6-5 Wednesday and then lost to L.A. Valley College 7-5 Thursday. In the win over Santa Moinca, CeCe Martinez had three hits and Kitty Nguyen has a pair of hits including a home run. Carly Zabka and Mynia Bogan also had a pair of hits. Bogan was the starting pitcher and Julia Ruiz got the win in relief.
Glendale ends the regular season with a home doubleheader Tuesday at 1 and 3 p.m. against L.A. Mission College at the Glendale Sports Complex.
The men's golf team for won it's home Western State Conference match Monday at the Oakmont Country Club by five strokes, 390-395 over second place College of the Canyons. Defending WSC individual champion Michael Timpson led the Vaqs with a 75 over 18 holes including 14 pars and two birdies. Ryan Chotivichitr shot 76, Richie Maloof shot 77 and Mathias Dahl and Nick Quintanilla shot 81 for Glendale.
Mathias Dahl was also honored for being named honorable mention state athlete of the month for March. Dahl, a freshman from Sweden, is the top ranked golfer in the WSC and in Southern California.
The Vaqs finish out the regular conference schedule next Monday April 23 in Santa Maria with a match hosted by Allan Hancock College.
TRACK & FIELD
The Glendale men and women competed in the WSC Prelims in Santa Barbara last Friday and posted some outstanding results. The runners for the men and women in the 10,000 meters last week qualified for the Southern California Regional Prelims Saturday May 6 at Saddle back College. The top six finishers in each event qualify for the WSC Finals April 27 at Moorpark College as well as those that meet specific time standards. The 5000 meters, 3000 meters steeplechase, 4 x 400 and 4 x 100 relays as well as the pole vault, high jump and javelin finals will be held at the WSC Finals as well.
The finals of the 10,000 mters was run at the prelims and for the men, Issac Diosdado took first and the WSC title in that event with a time of 32:45.45. Rixo Gutierrez was fourth in 33:12.33, Vladimir Diaz was fifth in 33:18.05, Nicolas Marquez was seventh in 33:20.95 and Kurt Lutz was eighth in 34:02.77. For the women, Five runners qualfied for the regionals led by Nohemi Martinez with a second place finish in 40:11.09, Grace Zamudio was third in 40:13.59, Alyssa Selve was fifth in 40:15.95, Angela Martinez was fifth in 40:16.98 and cecila Nicolas was eight in 41:06.56.
Other qualfiers for the women were Lilia Asserian with a winning effort in the 800 meters in 2:17.86 and Grace Zamudio was third in the 1500 meters in 4:59.85. Alyssa Seleve was fourth in the 1500 in 5:05.25, Zulma Herrera was seventh in 5:12.82 and Jocelyn Lugo was 11th in 5:28.76. Nandi Watson was fith in the 400 meters in 58.72 and Flor Cardenas was seventh in the 400 hurdles in 1:11.20. For the men, Alexander Nelson was seventh in the seventh in the 1500 meters in 4:12.91 and Arthur Papazian was seventh in the 400 hurdles.
At the WSC finals at Ventura College Friday, four Glendale players qualified in singles and doubles for the Southern California regionals May 3-5 at Colleg pf the Desert. Sevana Zarganian and and Sofia Tavitian qualified in singles for the Lady Vaqs as well as the doubles teams of Zargarian and Samantha Sismundo and Tavitian and Phoebe Minette.
Glendale competes in the Ojai Invitational Thursday through Sunday April 26-29.
Trevor Campbell and Grayson Frazier advanced to the Southern California Regionals in singles and doubles at the WSC Finals Friday at Ventura College. The regionals are May3-5 at Irvine Valley College.
Glendale will compete in the Ojai Invitational April 26-29.