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Athlete of the Week Jordan Long Beach Poly Millikan Softball Track & Field’s Athletes of the Week 

The562’s Athletes of the Week is sponsored by the Long Beach Century Club.

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week and thanks to the Long Beach Century Club and Naples Rib Company for their support.


Ava Schaffel, Millikan Softball

The Millikan softball team will play for the Division 2 CIF-SS championship this Friday, thanks to Ava Schaffel’s masterpiece in the semifinals. Schaffel threw a complete game, holding top-seeded Corona Centennial to two runs with 10 strikeouts.

Jason Parra, Millikan Track & Field

Millikan’s star sophomore Jason Parra brought home a CIF-SS championship in the 3200 with a blistering two-mile time of 9:09.39 at last weekend’s Division 1 finals. Parra is trying to keep his golden postseason going through State.

Jillene Wetteland, Long Beach Poly Track & Field

Poly freshman Jillene Wetteland picked a good time for a big PR last weekend. She won a Division 1 CIF-SS championship in the high jump with a 5-8 clearance, the best of the day; it was her best jump by two inches.

Jordan Washington, Jordan Track & Field

Jordan sophomore Jordan Washington continued his incredible campaign with a pair of championships, winning gold in the 100 and 200 last weekend at the Division 2 Finals. Washington was the biggest point-scorer in Jordan’s team victory.

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.