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The562.org’s Athletes Of The Week

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HIGH SCHOOL

Rachel Glenn, Wilson Track & Field

It was another golden Saturday for Wilson junior sensation Rachel Glenn, who won three individual championships at the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Track & Field championships. Glenn brought home titles in the 100 and 300 hurdles as well as the high jump, which she’s the defending state champion in.

Hailey Houston, Wilson Softball

Sophomore pitcher Hailey Houston helped push her Bruins team into the CIF-SS semifinals last week with a pair of excellent performances in the circle. She pitched a complete game, giving up three runs and belting an RBI triple in a 10-3 second round win; she gave up just four hits in a complete game 3-2 win in the quarters.

Kenyon Reed, Long Beach Poly Track & Field

Long Beach Poly senior Kenyon Reed has already signed a football scholarship with Kansas State, but the senior is one of the fastest-rising sprinters in the nation after another big week. Reed won the Division 1 championship in the 200 and was a few hundredths of a second off the win in the 100, where he took silver. He also helped lead Poly’s 4×100 to a win and a new state-leading time.

COLLEGE

Kemonie Briggs, Long Beach State Track & Field

Long Beach State senior and Wilson alum Kemonie Briggs had a sensational weekend for the Beach at the Big West Championships. He became the Big West’s first-ever four-time long jump champion, and ended up finishing on the podium in three events. Briggs’ 23 points were a big part of Long Beach winning the team championship with 169.5 points.

 

Mike Guardabascio
Mike Guardabascio
Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for a decade, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards and is the author of the books "Football in Long Beach" and "Basketball in Long Beach."
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