Spring sports wrap-up


Junior Kayla Menges pitches on senior night. Iliad/Kenzie Mehl

Baseball defeated Helix (3-0) in the first round and Patrick Henry (7-1) in the quarterfinal matchup, but they dropped the next two games (4-0 and 6-0) to the same Patrick Henry team in the double-elimination CIF tournament. Poway was ranked third in the Division I bracket after finishing the season 13-14 overall.

Boys’ Golf had one representative in the CIF tournament, senior William Nicol, who finished 62nd out of 100 competitors. Through both days of competition, Nicol finished 23 over par.

Gymnastics saw three different competitors participate in the CIF Finals. Junior Elise Stiritz finished the highest, placing third on the Varsity Compulsory balance beam. Junior Analisa Singer placed fourth on vault and sixth on floor exercise. Senior Natalie Wall finished sixth on balance beam and eighth on floor.

Boys’ Lacrosse placed No. 7 in the Open Division after going 8-10 overall during the regular season, and placing fourth in the Avocado League. Their season ended prematurely to No. 2 Torrey Pines in the first round.

Girls’ Lacrosse ranked first in the Division I bracket, advancing to the semifinals before they fell to The Bishop’s School, one win shy of the CIF title game. They finished the season with a 10-8 overall record.

Softball advanced to the Open Division title game with a massive 5-3 victory over No. 5 Carlsbad in the semifinals. The Titans will face No. 2 Rancho Bernardo in the championship game tomorrow, May 27, at 7 p.m. at the UCSD Softball Field.

Swim & Dive ranked eighth in the boys’ team rankings and 13th in the girls’ team rankings. Individually Junior Ashlyn Hernandez finished higher than any other Titan, placing second in the 200-yard IM and 100-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Connor Liddle finished third in the CIF one-meter diving competition.

Boys’ Tennis saw one representative in the CIF Individuals Tournament. Sophomore Sasha Alexander advanced to the Round of 16 before losing to the eventual champion in two sets.

Track & Field finished third for girls and eighth for boys in the CIF section finals. Seniors Lukas Hughes, Carter Schoon, and juniors Arturo Sevilla and Rory Kim topped the 400-meter relay. Junior Tessa Buswell set a personal record in the 800 meter, topping everybody else. Senior Breeze Czapinski won the high jump finals. They, along with senior Avery Hilliard, Evangeline Thomson, and sophomore Bridget Lopez Valenzuela qualified to compete in State Finals, May 26-27.

Boys’ Volleyball won a state title in a historic season for the program. They won 18 of 20 sets throughout both tournaments, defeating Helix Charter (3-1) in the section championship and culminating with a win over Eastlake (3-1) in the state tournament.