Asjah Atkinson
St. Anthony Track & Field

CIF Track: St. Anthony’s Atkinson Shines On Big Day For Saints

Saturday’s CIF-SS Division 4 Track & Field Finals were another sign that the St. Anthony program has arrived. The Saints brought home third-place in the girls’ team standings, and saw sophomore sensation Asjah Atkinson bring home two gold medals.

Atkinson won the girls’ 100 hurdles race with a time of 14.18, the best of any division, and then took the gold in the long jump as well, with a leap of 18-8.25. The sophomore advanced to the CIF-SS Masters Meet next Saturday in both events.

Here’s a complete listing of how the Saints placed at Saturday’s Division 4 Finals.

Division 4 (St. Anthony)

Girls’ 4×100 6th, 49.64

Girls’ 100 Hurdles: Asjah Atkinson (1st, 14.18)

Girls’ 400: Jaena Bell (7th, 59.08)

Boys’ 400: Devante Pollard (4th, 50.20)

Girls’ 4×400: St. Anthony (4th, 4:05.83)

Girls’ Long Jump: Asjah Atkinson (1st, 18-08.25)

Girls’ High Jump: London Lee (5th, 4-10)

Girls’ Triple Jump: London Lee (7th, 34-4)

Girls’ Discus Throw: Noronzie Malala (7th, 106-4)

Boys’ Pole Vault: Ronald Squier (5th, 11-0)

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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.