Alston, Corrin crack records at 94th Russell Cup

Lavan Alston - St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure’s Lavan Alston races down the middle during his 100-meter heat. (Presidio Sports Photos)

Meet records went down in handfuls at the 94th Russell Cup on Saturday, led by St. Bonaventure’s Lavan Alston and Harvard-Westlake’s Courtney Corrin.

The two were responsible for five of the eight meet records set on a cool, overcast day at Carpinteria High School.


Alston set new standards in the 200 with a time of 21.83 and in the 4×100 relay in a time of 43.03.

Corrin, the state leader in the long jump, broke the meet record in the triple jump, the long jump and the 4×100 relay. Her long jump distance was 19’0″, which is more than a foot under her state-leading mark.

Other varsity records set were La Reina’s Alex Cerise in the 300 hurdles (45.45), the Oaks Christian boys 4×400 relay team (3:22.14), and Harvard-Wetlake’s Ben Gaylord in the pole vault (15’6″).

Two additional meet records were set in the frosh/soph events. Oaks Christian’s Theo Howard is the new record holder in the 110 hurdles and Oaks Christian now has the 4×100 F/S relay record as well.

The Russell Cup is a small schools?meet hosting schools with enrollments under 1200.

The top local performers included Carpinteria’s Bryson Frazer, Tim Jimenez and Cate’s Joel Serugo.

Frazer won his heat and took third overall in the 200 with a time of (11.39). He went on to place sixth in the 100. Frazer was also a part of Carpinteria’s third place 4×400 relay team.

Tim Jimenez placed fourth in the boys frosh/soph long jump and triple jump.

Cate’s?Joel Serugo impressed winning three frosh/soph events. With times of (11.51) in the 100, (23.29) in the 200 hundred, and a long jump (20-07 3/4) Serugo was a big contributor to the Rams team.