SAN CLEMENTE >> While the South Coast League Finals on Friday were likely to be a coronation for the Mission Viejo boys track and field team after it won all four of its league dual meets, the Diablos’ girls team was in for a fight after a three-way tie in the dual meets.
Mission Viejo’s girls did not win any of the track events, but CIF-SS qualifying marks all around and a near sweep of the field events showed off the Diablos’ depth and added another title to their resume.
Mission Veijo won both the boys and girls team league titles – the third consecutive for the girls – on a cool evening at San Clemente High.
“We know how tough this league is,” Mission Viejo coach Chase Frazier said. “South Coast League every year brings a fight. To fight back (after an early girls dual meet loss) and win the league title is something pretty amazing.”
Mission Viejo’s girls, the reigning CIF-SS Division 2 champions, won four of the six field events and placed in the top three of nearly every track race to collect points and beat out Dana Hills, 105.5-82, and Trabuco Hills, 105.5-80.5, for the team title.
“I saw a group effort,” Frazier said. “I saw our field athletes that weren’t ranked in the top go out and win. Everyone that needed to hit the CIF qualifiers did.
“We got everybody into CIF and we’re going to make another run for a CIF title.”
The Diablos girls had four different winners in the field events – Ellie Reed in triple jump (34 feet, 7.75 inches), Claire McNeal in long jump (16-8), Maddy Agnew in pole vault (11-8) and Sabrina Hartmann in shotput (37-1).
Kylee Wehrly of Trabuco Hills won her fourth league 100 title (12.40 seconds) to complete the career sweep.
Hailey Ray of Dana Hills and Trabuco Hills’ Nicole Moeller were each double-winners. Ray took both hurdles races, 100 (15.59 seconds) and 300 (45.00), and Moeller won the 200 (time not available) and 400 (57.81).
Mission Viejo had two double-winners on the boys side en…