Spencer Anderson finishes first in his heat of the 110-meter hurdles during the Orange Coast League track and field prelims at Laguna Beach High.

Spencer Anderson finishes first in his heat of the 110-meter hurdles during the Orange Coast League track and field prelims at Laguna Beach High. (SCOTT SMELTZER / Coastline Pilot / April 29, 2013)

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Laguna Beach High was the site Monday of the Orange Coast League track and field preliminaries, and several Breakers gave strong performances on their home track to advance to league finals.

The league finals were held Thursday at Guyer Field. Finals results weren't available at press time.

The top eight finishers in sprint events, and the top 12 finishers in distance events, advanced to Thursday's finals. Seniors Drake Martinez (100-, 200-meter dash), who Laguna boys' coach Scott Wittkop said "ran great," and Spencer Anderson (110, 300 hurdles), both won two heats in the boys' varsity competition.

"I was also impressed with Cale Airey and Charlie Warner," for making finals as freshmen," Wittkop said.

Airey advanced in the 400, and Warner advanced in both the 110 and 300 hurdles.

On the girls' side, two Laguna athletes, Brielle Budroe (800) and Coco Putnam (300 hurdles) turned in the top times in their respective events.

Below are the prelims finishes for Laguna athletes who advanced to Thursday's finals:


100 meter dash: 3. Tessa Hopper, 13.63; 4. Rose Niermeijer, 13.86; 7. Amy Hewlett, 14.02; 8. Sarah Ross, 14.09.; 200: 2. Janie Crawford, 27.19; 7. Tessa Hopper, 28.34; 8. Johana Abarca, 28.46.; 400: 3. Coco Putnam, 1:01.26; 4. Johana Abarca, 1:03.59.; 800: 1. Brielle Budroe, 2:29.71; 4. Natalie Kimball, 2:31.24.; 1,600: 1. Pearl Shoemaker, 5:18.58; 2. Janie Crawford, 5:24.67; 3. Livie Clark, 5:23.57; 6. Brenna Merchant, 5:33.16; 7. Natalie Kimball, 5:35.96.; 300 hurdles: 1. Coco Putnam, 47.49; 5. Monica White, 52.58; 7. Darby Winson, 53.44.


100: 1. Drake Martinez, 11.36; 4. Nathan Lancaster, 11.67; 6. Robert Clemons, 11.81.; 200: 1. Drake Martinez, 23.02; 3. Nathan Lancaster, 23.95; 8. Robert Clemons, 24.65.; 400: 8. Cale Airey, 55.07.; 800: 10. Mitch Kimball, 2:13.41.; 1,600: 6. Jack Crawford, 4:39.85; 9. Veda Rebollar, 4:48.61.; 110 hurdles: 1. Spencer Anderson, 15.94;. 6. Charles Warner, 18.13; 7. Andrew Goh, 18.66.; 300 hurdles: 1. Spencer Anderson, 42.35; 3. Charles Warner, 44.58.


During Laguna's final OCL dual meet of the season against Saddleback, Coco Putnam set a new individual record and the boys' 4x100 relay team again set a new school mark on April 25. Putnam set the record in the girls' 300 hurdles in a time of 47.41 seconds. The boys' 4x100 relay team of Nathan Lancaster, Spencer Anderson, Drake Martinez and Robert Clemons, established a new mark in the event with a time of 43.35.

The Laguna girls defeated the Roadrunners, 92-31, and the boys' team won by an 86-52 score.

At the Orange County Championships meet April 20 at Mission Viejo High, Janie Crawford set a Laguna school record in the triple jump with a jump of 35 feet, 7 inches.

Laguna girls who won individual events against Saddleback were: Tessa Hopper (100 meters); Janie Crawford (200, triple jump); Natalie Kimball (400); Livie Clark (800); Pearl Shoemaker (1,600); Jesse Bunting (100 hurdles); Coco Putnam (300 hurdles); Rose Niermeijer (long jump); Monica White (high jump); Jane Wallin (shot put).

Laguna boys who won individual events against Saddleback were: Drake Martinez (100, 200); Charlie Warner (300 hurdles); Spencer Anderson (110 hurdles); Avery Crowl (long jump); Kyler Pike (high jump); Nathan Lancaster (shotput).


Boys' Tennis

The Breakers' top two singles players, Teague Hamilton and Morgan Lebby, the top two seeds in the Orange Coast League tournament, advanced out of Wednesday's opening day of the tournament to reach the semifinals.