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Athlete of the Week Baseball Jordan Lakewood Long Beach Poly Long Beach State Track & Field Wilson’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.


Jordan Washington, Jordan Track & Field

Jordan junior track star Jordan Washington had a sensational CIF-SS Masters Meet, finishing second in the 100 and 200 to Serra’s record-setting Rodrick Pleasant. Their battle will be a highlight of this weekend’s CIF State meet as Washington ran a 10.24 and a 20.81.

Aujane Luckey, Wilson Track & Field

Wilson senior Aujane Luckey, an ASU signee, is leading the Bruins’ title hopes into State as she qualified in the 400 with a top mark of 52.71, as well as a 24.12 200. Luckey also leads the Bruins’ 4×400 which has state title expectations.

Jai’ya Jones, Lakewood Track & Field

Lakewood junior Jai’ya Jones made history last week, leading the Lancers’ 4×100 to qualify for the CIF State Meet while also becoming the first Lancer to qualify for State in the 100, running an 11.87.

Xai Ricks, Long Beach Poly Track & Field

Long Beach Poly junior Xai Ricks has been leading the Jackrabbits’ squad this year and he qualified in the 400 in 46.50, second-best in the State; he could also lead Poly’s 4×400 and 4×800 as they also qualified for State.


Cole Santander, Dirtbags Baseball

Sophomore Cole Santander led the offense in a rivalry series victory for the Dirtbags. Hitting .500 for the weekend, he drove in both LBSU runs in the Friday victory and then drove in a huge insurance run in Saturday’s win.

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.