Track & Field
COLTON CLARK (Discus, Shot Put)
Double-Duty at State Meet
Colton qualified for both the discus and the shot put at the state championships in Sacramento, the only Coyote to compete in multiple events. He placed 6th in the discus, with a throw of 45.15m. And in the shot put, he set a new personal record (PR) at 15.15m, earning him an 8th place finish.
At the Southern California Regionals, Colton won the discus and set a new PR with a heave of 48.46m. He also won conference titles in both the disc and the shot – and was named the PCAC Field Athlete of the Year.
JEREMYAH QUICHOCHO (Discus)
State Qualifier for Discus
Jeremyah earned 11th place in Sacramento with a throw of 42.28m. He placed second in discus, shot put and hammer at the PCAC meet, as the Coyotes went 1-2-3 in all three events.
SABRINA DOZIER (Hammer)
State Qualifier for Hammer
Sabrina finished in 11th place at state after launching the hammer 37.65m. At the PCAC finals, she set new PRs in all three throwing events – shot put (11.54m), discus (37.55m), and hammer (42.32m), while also taking first place in both disc and hammer. She extended her hammer PR at the SoCal Regionals, with a toss of 42.87m.
STEVEN LEPE (10,000m)
State Qualifier for 10,000m
At the state meet, Steven completed 25 laps around the track in a time 32:43.61, good for a 5th place finish – the highest spot on a podium by any Coyote in Sacramento.
At the PCAC championships, he pulled off the long-distance double. He won the 5,000m somewhat comfortably, finishing almost 2 seconds ahead of fellow Coyote Kibrom Elias. But in the 10,000m, after running for more than half an hour, he squeezed past San Bernardino Valley's Luis Ortega by just .55 seconds. The next closest competitor crossed the line 37 seconds later.
FRAZIER/SANTAMARIA, CHOUNG/GARCIA, BECERRA/CONNELLY
6 Qualifiers for California Championships
The Coyote women's tennis team sent three doubles pairs to the California Community College Championships: Karen Frazier & Johana Santamaria, Sabrina Choung & Leonor Garcia, and Alejandra Becerra & Marlena Connelly. The championships were included as part of the 117th Ojai Tennis Tournament.
169 at State Championship
Sam shot a two-round total of 169 (81/88) at the state championship, held at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande. He fired a 152 (76/76) at the Southern California Championships, which earned him a slot as one of just 12 golfers to qualify individually for state.