Baseball Cross Country Lakewood Long Beach Poly Softball Swimming Track & Field Wilson’s Athletes of the Week

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Hank Rivers, Wilson Swimming

Wilson freshman Hank Rivers arrived on campus this year with a sizable reputation and has delivered on it already. Rivers was named the Boys’ Swimmer of the Meet at last weekend’s Klaus Barth Invitational after setting a new Wilson school record in the 50 free with a 21.05. He also won the event’s 100 free race.

Emliy Lester, Long Beach Poly Swimming

Long Beach Poly’s Emily Lester was named the Girls’ Swimmer of the Meet at last weekend’s Klaus Barth Invitational after winning two individual events and swimming on two winning realsy. Lester anchored a record-breaking 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay, while winning the 50 free (24.89) and the 100 free (54.29).

Jesse Simon, Long Beach Poly Baseball

Long Beach Poly’s Jesse Simon has been the Moore League’s most dominant pitcher this year. Already owning a complete game shutout over Wilson this year, Simon put together a complete game shutout of Lakewood last week to give Poly a two-game hold on first place, allowing just two hits and striking out seven.

Clarissa Salazar, Lakewood Softball

Lakewood is looking like one of the best teams in the CIF Southern Section, with a very good chance to win the Division 2 championship. Senior Clarissa Salazar is leading as a big bat from the top of the lineup, and last week she had a pair of 2-RBI hits in a 10-run win over Wilson.

Cameron Ford, Community

Former Long Beach Poly and Long Beach State distance runner Cameron Ford won the elite division of the Grand Prix 5K in Long Beach on Saturday with a time of 15:16. Ford, who is currently an assistant coach at Poly, said he planned on donating his winnings to LBSU. Fellow Poly alum and Jackrabbit assistant Eric Riehl finished second in 15:36.


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.