Spartans Open Track Season By Defeating Burbank

Photo courtesy Pete Magill
The La Cañada High School track and field teams won their season opener against visiting Burbank last week. Arielle McKenzie (from left), Katelyn Matarese, Ellaney Matarese and Kaitlyn Creighton set a new school record in the 4×800 girls’ relay with a winning time of 10 minutes, 20.77 seconds.

The La Cañada High School track and field varsity boys and girls made a triumphant return to Spartan Stadium and defeated Burbank in a nonleague meet last Thursday.
Battling cold weather and gusty winds, the LCHS boys defeated Burbank 69-62, while the girls avenged last year’s defeat with an 85-46 victory.
“Burbank is a large Division 1 school that has won its league the past several years and is the favorite again this year,” said Spartan girls’ head coach Chris Matarese. “Beating a large team like Burbank for a small school like La Cañada is a real accomplishment.”
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