Casaga, Jones Named Murrieta Valley Athletes of Month

Golf standout Sage Casaga and track and field star Alexandria Jones of Murrieta Valley High School have been honored as the Murrieta 24/7 A...


Golf standout Sage Casaga and track and field star Alexandria Jones of Murrieta Valley High School have been honored as the Murrieta 24/7 Athletes of the Month, sponsored by SunPro Solar.

Casaga won the CIF Southern Section individual championship last year, shooting a round of 68 at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. He went on to finish fourth in the state. This year, he has performed solidly as team captain for the Nighthawks.

"I've been very consistent lately," said the senior. "I haven't had any great rounds yet, but I'm always consistently around par.

"Being a captain this year is great. We have a lot of underclassmen, so I try to help with things they need to learn, like working together as a team.

Casaga has been playing golf competitively since the age of 10 but first tried the game at age 4.

"My dad would take us down to the range and we'd hit whiffle balls around," he recalled.

Casaga placed fifth in a tournament at Woods Valley Golf Club earlier this season. He plays in junior tournaments and plans to start playing amateur events.

Jones is just a junior but has posted some outstanding times for the girls track team. She placed fifth in the 200 meters and ninth in the 100 at a big invitational at Roosevelt High earlier this season.

In a meet at Heritage High School in Menifee, Jones posted personal bests of 13.12 in the 100 and 27.2 in the 200.

"I finished second in both of those races and had my personal records, so that was a big boost for me," she said. Her goal is to break 13 in the 100 and 27 in the 200.

Each athlete received a certificate from Murrieta 24/7 and two day passes to Rock Fitness gym, courtesy of SunPro Solar. Anyone wishing to order a print copy of this article and photo may do so by emailing murrieta247info@gmail.com.

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