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Track & Field Moves Forward to the SoCal Finals

Photo by Julio Jimenez.
Photo by Julio Jimenez.

The Long Beach City College Track & Field team participated in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Prelims this past weekend at Riverside College.

On the men's side, sophomore Moises Marquez qualified for the SoCal Finals in the 5K by taking third place with a time of 15:46.93. This is Marquez's second CCCAA State Championship, as he came in 25th place and qualified to the All-State team in the 2018 Cross Country State Championship.

Sophomore James Martin also qualified for the SoCal Finals in the triple jump after coming in seventh place with a 13.67 meter mark.

The women's team put their best foot forward as both relay teams (Destinee Augustus, Cicely Arana, Aazalet Danage, Vanessa Marchorro) advanced to the Finals. The 4 x 100 took third place with a 47.91 time and the 4 x 400 came in sixth with a time of 4:09.43.

Danage was unstoppable as she advanced in the 200 meter and the 400 meter events. She placed fourth in the 400 meter race and put up her best time of the season with a 59.06.

Other qualifiers included freshman Destiny Diaz, who took fifth in the steeplechase with a 12:19.43, and freshman Lyling Irwin in the pole vault with a 1.35 meter mark.

Freshman Callissa Candalot cleared through the javelin prelims and finals with 34.42 meter mark and punched her ticket straight to the CCCAA State Championship.

These Vikings will return to action at the CCCAA SoCal Finals on Saturday, May 11 at Riverside City College.