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Track & Field: Vikings capture 13 top-10 finishes at Arnie Robinson Invitational

Sherrice Pelle (left) was third while Breonna James (right) finished second in their heat of the 100 meters at the Arnie Robinson Invitational. (Photo by Dean Lofgren)
Sherrice Pelle (left) was third while Breonna James (right) finished second in their heat of the 100 meters at the Arnie Robinson Invitational. (Photo by Dean Lofgren)

Long Beach City College is just three weeks away from hosting the South Coast Conference Championship meet and on Saturday, the Vikings traveled to San Diego Mesa College to compete at the Arnie Robinson Invitational. It proved to be a successful event for LBCC as the Vikings totaled 13 top-10 finishes.

The Long Beach women had seven of the 13 on the day while posting six season-best, team-leading marks.

Freshman Seayanna Crawford had the Vikings' best individual finish at the meet. She ran a team-best 1:01.32 in the 400 meters to win her heat and earn fifth place overall. Other season-best marks for Long Beach included Asia Muldrow in the 1500 meters (5:27.69), Marlene Contreras in the discus (25.87m), Linda Izabal in the hammer (27.62m), Francine Contreras in the javelin (21.97m), and the 4x100 meter relay team (50.90).

On the men's side, Damond Burns had a good day for the Vikings. He had the men's top individual finish, taking second in his heat and fourth overall in the 200 meters with a time of 21.68. Burns was also ninth overall in the 100 meters at 11.06. Both times were team and season-best marks for LBCC.

Phillip Powell also added a pair of top-10 showings as he was fifth in the 1500 meters (4:11.21) and sixth in the 400 meters (50.06).

Up next for both the men's and women's squads is the Cerritos Invitational on April 9 at nearby Cerritos College.

Arnie Robinson Invitational      
April 2, 2016 @ San Diego Mesa      
Name Event Heat/Overall Time/Mark  
Damond Burns 100 meters 2nd/9th 11.06 *
Akiem Brown 100 meters 3rd/31st 11.70  
Stephen Jenkins 100 meters 8th/44th 13.06  
Damond Burns 200 meters 2nd/4th 21.68 *
Akiem Brown 200 meters 2nd/36th 23.72  
Stephen Jenkins 200 meters 2nd/56th 27.75  
Phillip Powell 400 meters 1st/6th 50.06  
Shawn Woodstock 400 meters 4th/10th 51.60  
Ivan Salladay 800 meters 3rd/17th 2:06.35  
Phillip Powell 1500 meters 5th/5th 4:11.21  
Elias Galvan 1500 meters 8th/22nd 4:27.43  
Gary Palacios 1500 meters 6th/29th 4:36.29  
Harold Vasquez 1500 meters 8th/33rd 4:38.36  
LBCC Men 4x400m Relay 2nd 3:25.60  
Name Event Heat/Overall Time/Mark  
Breonna James 100 meters 2nd/12th 13.02  
Sherrice Pelle 100 meters 3rd/13th 13.07  
Delorian Hooper 100 meters 2nd/23rd 13.63  
Erin Wilber 100 meters 4th/25th 13.66  
Alexandra Moen 100 meters 6th/29th 14.44  
Breonna James 200 meters 7th/17th 26.80  
Shavone Nora 200 meters 8th/20th 27.22  
Sherrice Pelle 200 meters 2nd/15th 26.32  
Seayanna Crawford 200 meters 5th/24th 27.32  
Delorian Hooper 200 meters 5th/28th 28.94  
Seayanna Crawford 400 meters 1st/5th 1:01.32 *
Shavone Nora 400 meters 2nd/6th 1:01.61  
Malika Spencer 800 meters 5th/13th 2:35.69  
Asia Muldrow 800 meters 6th/14th 2:37.34  
Ocean Sandoval 800 meters 2nd/16th 2:42.09  
Melissa Higueros 800 meters 4th/19th 2:51.94  
Jasmine Chavez 800 meters 5th/20th 2:53.64  
Deniera Camargo 800 meters 6th/21st 2:54.39  
Asia Muldrow 1500 meters 1st/9th 5:27.69 *
Malika Spencer 1500 meters 3rd/11th 5:29.40  
Melissa Higueros 1500 meters 6th/17th 5:48.25  
Ocean Sandoval 1500 meters 7th/18th 5:52.38  
Deniera Camargo 1500 meters 8th/19th 5:54.80  
Jasmine Chavez 1500 meters 9th/20th 6:07.33  
Sherrice Pelle 100m Hurdles 1st/5th 15.48  
LBCC Women 4x100m Relay 2nd 50.90 *
LBCC Women 4x400m Relay 2nd 4:21.06  
Erin Wilber High Jump 7th 1.35m  
Marlene Contreras Discus 6th/18th 25.87m *
Francine Contreras Discus 9th/21st 24.08m  
Linda Izabal Hammer 12th/24th 27.62m *
Marlene Contreras Hammer 13th/25th 24.05m  
Ebony Washington Hammer 14th/26th 20.21  
Francine Contreras Javelin 8th/16th 21.97m *