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Track & Field: LBCC totals 14 top-10 finishes, nine season-best marks at Cerritos Invitational

Sophomore Damond Burns finished second in the 100 meters with a time of 21.90 at the Cerritos Invitational. (File photo by Chris Ruiz)
Sophomore Damond Burns finished second in the 100 meters with a time of 21.90 at the Cerritos Invitational. (File photo by Chris Ruiz)

The Long Beach City College track & field team put together an impressive effort at the nearby Cerritos Invitational on Saturday as the Vikings totaled 14 top-10 finishes and nine season-best marks.

Sophomore sprinter Damond Burns' had the Viking men's top finish as he took second place in the 200 meters with a time of 21.90. In the 100, Burns ran a season/team best time of 10.98 to finish in 14th place overall.

Phillip Powell took sixth in the 800 meters finishing just shy of a season-best time with 1:56.85. Season/team-leading marks were achieved by Elias Galvan in the 5000 (17:24.27), Harold Vasquez in the steeplechase (10:57.21) and Jarrod Amyx in the shot put (13.06 meters).

On the women's side, Malika Spencer cruised to a third-place finish in the 800, crossing the finish line with a season/team-best time of 2:32.02. Seayanna Crawford took fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a team-leading time of 1:11.07 while Asia Muldrow clocked in at 5:21.29 in the 1500 for another season-best time.

On the field, new season-best marks were set by Erin Wilber in the high jump at 1.41 meters and Francine Contreras in the discus at 26.12.

Complete LBCC results from the Cerritos Invitational are below.

Long Beach is just two week away from hosting the South Coast Conference Championship meet. Up next for the Vikings is the Mt. SAC Relays for the men on April 14-15 and the Cal State LA Twilight Open for the LBCC women on April 14.

4/9/16 @ Cerritos College      
Name Event Time/Mark Overall Place  
Damond Burns 100m 10.98 14th *
Akiem Brown 100m 11.82 43rd  
Stephen Jenkins 100m 12.94 65th  
Damond Burns 200m 21.90 3rd  
Akiem Brown 200m 23.73 35th  
Stephen Jenkins 200m 27.84 50th  
Damond Burns 200m 21.83 2nd  
Ivan Salladay 800m 2:05.72 20th  
Shawn Woodstock 800m 2:03.67 19th  
Phillip Powell 800m 1:56.85 6th  
Elias Galvan 5000m 17:24.27 17th *
Harold Vasquez 3000m Steeplechase 10:57.21 13th *
Gary Palacios 3000m Steeplechase 11:14.03 16th  
LBCC Men 4x400m Relay 3:25.60 5th  
Jarrod Amyx Shot Put 13.06m 11th *
Jarrod Amyx Discus 36.01m 14th  
Aaron Ecsedy Discus 33.91m 18th  
Name Event Time/Mark Overall Place  
Sherrice Pelle 100m 12.97 22nd  
Breonna James 100m 13.09 26th  
Erin Wilber 100m 13.74 33rd  
Delorian Hooper 100m 14.05 35th  
Alexandra Moen 100m 14.35 39th  
Sherrice Pelle 200m 26.62 18th  
Shavone Nora 200m 27.88 29th  
Delorian Hooper 200m 29.02 33rd  
Shavone Nora 400m 1:02.39 5th  
Malika Spencer` 800m 2:32.02 3rd *
Asia Muldrow 800m 2:37.45 5th  
Asia Muldrow 1500m 5:21.29 9th *
Melissa Higueros 5000m 21:49.36 8th  
Sherrice Pelle 100m Hurdles 15.43 4th  
Sherrice Pelle 100m Hurdles 15.42 8th  
Seayanna Crawford 400m Hurdles 1:11.07 4th *
Alexandra Moen 400m Hurdles 1:19.16 7th  
LBCC Women 4x100m Relay 50.97 7th  
LBCC Women 4x400m Relay DQ -  
Erin Wilber High Jump 1.41m 7th *
Navilla Hossain Pole Vault NH -  
Marlene Contreras Shot Put 7.42m 19th  
Francine Contreras Discus 26.12m 15th *
Marlene Contreras Discus 26.02 16th  
Jacqueline Samson Discus 21.23 22nd  
Francine Contreras Javelin 19.35m 14th  
Ebony Washington Javelin 16.17m 16th  
Marlene Contreras Javelin FOUL -