Week in Sports: LJ boys win City Conference swim title


La Jolla High School’s boys swim team won the City Conference championship on May 15 while the girls finished second.

The boys medley relay team were winners, with a school-record time of 1:39.2s, and the 4x100 freestyle relay team won with a school-best 3:12.74.

Sophomore Eric Hedlin won the 200 freestyle (1:42.04) and 500 free (4:30.42). Tyler Woods was second in the 50 freestyle (21.85) and third in the 100 free (47.77).

La Jolla’s girls finished the finals meet behind Cathedral Catholic and also set a medley relay team school mark with a second-place time of 1:53.52.

Allie Knight won the 100 butterfly (56.98) and the 100 backstroke (58.65), and Heren Alanis placed second in the 200 individual medley (2:06.75) and the 100 freestyle (53.15).

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La Jolla’s girls turned in some strong results at the Western League Finals on May 15, qualifying nine positions for the CIF San Diego Section track prelims on Saturday at Mt. Carmel High School.

Freshman Vanora Guerard won the triple jump with a mark of 36 feet, 11 inches. Senior Nihal Kayali qualified in the 800 meters (2:16.63), the 1600 (5:10.16), and the 4x400 relay.

Junior Kylie Henry qualified in the 100 (13.41) and the long jump (15-7.25), and senior Tess Plant-Thomas qualified in the 800 (2:21.98). Sophomore Rosie Jaye advanced in the pole vault (9-3), as did freshman Cara Cadman (7-9).


La Jolla’s Vikings secured a 2-1 win over Madison on May 12 thanks to Kyle Zimmer’s walk-off home run in extra innings. Patrick Christensen threw eight strong innings to earn the win.

But the La Jollans fell to Madison, 7-4, in the rematch on May 14, as several defensive mistakes led to five unearned runs. Zimmer and Dustin Oullette each had two hits.

La Jolla Country Day toppled San Diego Jewish Academy, 6-0, on May 12. Ben Cohn scattered five hits over five scoreless innings, and Derek Hatfield homered.

The Torreys dropped a 7-6 decision to Canyon Crest Academy in 10 innings on May 13. Jason Gilberg pitched six strong innings, yielding only one earned run. Frankie Brown drove in four runs.

The Bishop’s School fell to Francis Parker, 3-1, on May 13. The Knights bounced back with a 6-5 win over Canyon Crest Academy on May 15.


La Jolla topped Mission Bay, 13-0, on May 12 and fell to Clairemont, 12-2, on May 14. They suffered an 11-6 loss to Serra on May 16.

Bishop’s fell, 2-1, to Escondido Charter on May 11.

Boys lacrosse

La Jolla High School rolled to a 15-2 win over Serra on May 12. The Vikings got four goals from Tyler Bourgeois and three from Matt O’Hara.

La Jolla fell to Coronado, 12-3, on May 15.

Country Day beat Canyon Crest, 7-4, on May 13.

Bishop’s beat Francis Parker, 9-3, on May 13.

Girls lacrosse

The Bishop’s School eased to a 14-4 victory over Francis Parker on May 13. Sophia Muller and Elyse Tierney each scored four goals.

The Knights then dropped a 10-5 decision to Torrey Pines on May 16.

La Jolla topped Serra, 15-1, on May 12 but fell to Coronado, 12-10, on May 15.

Country Day suffered a 14-3 defeat to Canyon Crest on May 13 and then fell to Santa Fe Christian, 12-5, later that day.

Boys volleyball

La Jolla suffered a three-game sweep at the hands of Cathedral Catholic on May 12. The Vikings responded with a sweep of University City on May 14.

Bishop’s suffered a three-games-to-one defeat to Santa Fe Christian on May 12. The Knights bounced back with a sweep of Escondido Adventist Academy on May 14.