Bulldogs Sweep Bears in Boys, Girls Meets

By Austin Green
Burbank Leader

Photos by Austin Green / Burbank Leader
Burbank High School’s Melanie Huang swims in the 50-yard butterfly during the dual meet against Burroughs on Wednesday.

Burbank High School held off John Burroughs in the varsity boys’ competition and dominated on the varsity girls’ meet as the Bulldogs swept their crosstown rivals at the Verdugo Park pool on Wednesday. Burbank’s boys won 71-59 and girls were victorious 58-19.
Burbank senior Gavin Jay led the way for the Bulldog boys, winning the 100-yard backstroke and finishing a close second in the 500-yard freestyle with times of 1:00.13 and 5:12, respectively. Jay was edged out in the latter race by Burroughs’ Justin Cloutier — though Cloutier had a loftier goal in mind than just winning that event.
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Glendale, Burbank Earn Split Decision

By Austin Green
Burbank Leader

Burbank High School’s Arson Rostomyan swims during the 200-individual medley at Glendale High on Thursday. Rostomyan won the event with a time of 2:05. | Photo by Austin Green

Burbank and Glendale high schools’ swim teams kicked off a new era at Glendale High’s revamped swim facilities, christening the new pool with a split dual meet on Thursday.
The host Nitros beat the Bulldogs in the girls’ meet, 103-60, but Burbank returned the favor on the boys’ competition, 93-75. Both coaches expressed pride in how their teams performed despite very limited practice time to due to the adjustments to the season schedule forced by COVID-19 regulations.
Glendale’s girls jumped out to a commanding lead in the first event of the day, the 200-yard medley relay. The Nitros’ No. 1 group, consisting of Ariadne De Leon, Liana Pooladi, Nicole Avedisian and Kristina Ter-Matevosyan, and No. 2 group, featuring Ashley Hernandez, Marissa Briones, Angela Markarian and Chloe Dobie, took the top two spots, respectively, to give their team a 12-2 advantage.

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Glendale, Burbank Earn Split Decision

By Austin Green
Glendale News-Press

Photo by Austin Green / Glendale News-Press
Glendale’s Paul Aguilar swims the breaststroke during the 200-medley relay against Burbank High School on Thursday.

Burbank and Glendale high schools’ swim teams kicked off a new era at Glendale High’s revamped swim facilities, christening the new pool with a split dual meet on Thursday.
The host Nitros beat the Bulldogs in the girls’ meet, 103-60, but Burbank returned the favor on the boys’ competition, 93-75. Both coaches expressed pride in how their teams performed despite very limited practice time to due to the adjustments to the season schedule forced by COVID-19 regulations.
Glendale’s girls jumped out to a commanding lead in the first event of the day, the 200-yard medley relay. The Nitros’ No. 1 group, consisting of Ariadne De Leon, Liana Pooladi, Nicole Avedisian and Kristina Ter-Matevosyan, and No. 2 group, featuring Ashley Hernandez, Marissa Briones, Angela Markarian and Chloe Dobie, took the top two spots, respectively, to give their team a 12-2 advantage.

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