Girls wrestling: Lady Titans capture history-making first tournament title
The San Diego Section girls wrestling championship tournament is scheduled Feb. 12-13 at Clairemont High School. The top two finishers in the two-day tournament advance directly to the state championship tournament in Visalia.
The Eastlake High School Lady Titans prepped for the event by winning the team’s first tournament title Jan. 16 when Eastlake hosted a regular season girls wrestling tournament.
Eastlake claimed its first tournament title in dramatic fashion by edging Westview 103-102 in total team points.
“That’s kind of a big deal,” EHS head coach D.J. Mancillas explained in regard to the history-making event. “We had some good performances overall. The four girls who made it to the finals racked up points and the two girls who won their weight classes racked up a lot of points.”
Isabela Hook captured the 123-pound title while teammate Loraine Tejano won the 152-pound class.
Second-place finishers included Elizabeth Hafen at 128 pounds and Grace Williams at 133 pounds.
Jasmine Stewart finished third at 128 pounds as a non-scoring wrestler while Katiana Carrillo placed fourth at 118 pounds.
The top five girls in each weight class earned place-finishes while the top three girls received medals.
The Jan. 16 tournament attracted approximately 100 girls.
“There was some good competition,” Mancillas said. “Our girls seem to be peaking at the right time.”
Mancillas has been part to two history-making events. He was a sophomore when Eastlake won its first tournament championship in 2000 by capturing the conference tournament title.