Track & Field: Chapus repeats as Dream Mile champ
Senior Cami Chapus of Studio City Harvard-Westlake won the adidas Girls Dream Mile for the second straight year, clocking a personal-best 4 minutes, 39.64 seconds at Randall's Island in New York City.
Chapus rebounded from her fifth-place finish in the 1,600 meters at last Saturday's CIF state finals by taking the lead halfway through the bell lap and pulling away to win by .30 of a second over Villanova signee Angel Piccirillo of Homer Center, Pennsylvania.
The national record of 4:35.24 was set by Irvine University's Polly Plumer in 1982. Chapus, who will be heading to Stanford University in the fall, won last year's race in 4:42.71.
Click here to watch a replay of Chapus' winning effort in the adidas Dream Mile.
Another Harvard-Westlake senior, Amy Weissenbach, competed against a mostly professional field in the Open Division of the 800 meters and ran her fastest time this spring (2:04.03) to place eighth out of 10 runners. She won her third straight state title in that event last week.
Khalfani Muhammad, a junior sprinter from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, was fifth in the Boys Dream 100 in 10.72 seconds. Muhammad won the 100 and 200 meter dashes and anchored the Knights' first-place 4x100 relay at the state meet.
In the Girls Dream 100, Long Beach Poly sophomore Ariana Washington finished fourth in 11.59. She doubled in the 100 and 200 at state finals.
-- Steve Galluzzo