The OLP Dance Teams are in full swing for competition season! Our first competition is January 18, 2020 at Rancho Bernardo High School, where both JV and Varsity will be competing with a number of routines against other high schools throughout all of Southern California. In addition to multiple group routines, some dancers will also be performing solos and duos. We’d love to see our Pilot fans there to support us!
Team Captain Jocelyn Moore ‘22 represented OLP in the OCIEL (Orange County Interscholastic League) competition on November 9th and 10th. She won two 1st place awards and 2nd place in the rest of the shows she entered that weekend. She will once again represent OLP at the next OCIEL competition on December 7th and 8th. Jocelyn also recently acquired a new horse and is very excited to make new memories with him as her competition partner!
Newly appointed Assistant Team Captain Maille Flynn ‘22 competed in the Pink Classic Championship at Del Mar Showpark where she was awarded two 1st place awards in Youth Ranch Trail and one 2nd place award in Green Rider Ranch Trail/Amateur.
For Clubs for a Cause Day on November 13th, the Team partnered up with the Wildlife Conservation Club and raised money for the non-profit equine rescue center Resque Ranch. Students Claire Latham ‘ 23 and Maya Bhandari ‘23 have been appointed Outreach Coordinators for the team and will be facilitating others ways to support this facility.
In surf, this year we have one of our largest teams ever. The ladies continually show up with great attitudes, enthusiasm, spirit and drive. So far we have seen many of the girls really leveling up! Team captain Dale Cowan’21 placed 5th overall for longboard at the last competition after taking first in the first round. Petra Estrada’22 took 6th overall for longboard after taking second in her first heat.
Many of the other girls who competed Chloe James ’21, Jayla Florence ’21, Mary Cardenas ’20, Naomi Demas ’22, Ella James ’21 and Kera Reinig ’21 had great heats as well and we are really proud of all of their efforts.
Wrapping up Fall Sports
In Cross Country league finals the cross country team had their best performance in many years. Both the JV and varsity teams placed third overall. In the varsity race freshman Sofia Brigida received a medal placing 9th overall with her best performance of the year followed closely by freshman Ella Jones place 10th overall also medaling. Placing 16th was senior Kaitlyn Coons with another top performance. Medaling for the JV team was Iris Lingren, Luisa Lopez, and Emma Cooper placing 16th, 18th, and 19th. Next Saturday at 9:00am and Morley Field the team will be running in CIF finals. Tennis girls completed in CIF this week with Hannah Mier y Teran Leon’20 and Mariel Tarriba’22 advancing to the round of 32 before losing to the fourth seeded team. Jolie Morgan’21 made it to the quarter finals, surpassing her seed, and lost to the third seeded player. She finished in the top 8 of all of San Diego and ended the season with a 60-1 record. Both Doubles and singles made it the furthest anyone has gone in the last 4 years!