The whole of the Mustang Track and Field family was back in action last weekend for the first time in nearly a month. West Torrance HS was the venue, and it was the stage for one of the biggest meets of the year: South Bay Championships. When the dust settled Saturday night, Mira Costa had put on a command performance. The MCHS Boys Varsity emerged as South Bay Champions, topping a field of 22 schools with 85 points. Girls varsity placed third out of 26 schools, which is exceptional considering that a trio of Costa’s top distance runners (Dalia Frias, Anna Chittenden, and Heather Jensen) did not compete because they have been invited to run in the prestigious Oregon Relays next weekend. On the frosh-soph side, the boys placed second (out of 17 schools) and the girls placed fourth (out of 16 schools), the latter despite missing two key athletes to injuries.
In addition, the long midseason break was not a break for all of Costa’s athletes, as partial squads headed out to three events and acquitted themselves extremely well in doing so.