With stars Alexander Hirsch and Emily Virtue taking the day off, Jagdeep Chahal took over as the leader of Burroughs High’s talented distance running group.
The junior set a personal best in one event and ran a fine time in another as the Indians defeated visiting Glendale High 104-32 in the boys’ varsity competition.
Glendale surprisingly won the girls competition, 69-51.
“For today, I wasn’t really concerned about the 1,600,” Chahal said. “I really wanted to PR (personal record) in the 800 because coach doesn’t put me in the 800 too often. (In the 1,600) I tried maintaining a kick for the last 400. I usually try to kick in the last 200.
Chahal won the 1,600 in 4 minutes, 29 seconds. He took the 800 in a lifetime best of 1:58.99.
In the boys’ competition, Burroughs also got a victory from Daniel Han in the 110 high hurdles (16.0).
Max Carrillo won the 300 hurdles (42.37) and the triple jump (39 feet, 1 inch).
Christian Valles won the pole vault at 14-0 and took the long jump (19-3).
Sammy Duran won the 200 in an impressive 22.62. Daniel Fendrich took the the 3,200 (10:25).
Azeal Estrada won the high jump (5-6).
Mike Dermendjian won the discus (116-9).
Burroughs also won the 400 (45.12) and 1,600 meter relays (3:40.25).
In the girls’ competition Burroughs got a victory from Heidi Eligio in the 1,600 (5:36) and the 800 (2:31).
Emma Bartram won the 200 (27.06) and Vanessa Reveles the 3,200 (13:14).
Elizabeth Switzer won the pole vault (9-0) and Nadime Younan the discus (95-0).
Burroughs will host Burbank High next week in its final regular season dual meet of the season.