M. Track & Field: Team looking for big push at SoCal Finals

File Photo: Victor Williams placed second in the 110-meter HH at the SoCal Prelims
File Photo: Victor Williams placed second in the 110-meter HH at the SoCal Prelims

After the end of the Southern California Prelims at Riverside City College, the Cerritos College men's track and field team has just three team points with four events completed. The Falcons, who won the South Coast Conference Championship, will be looking to score big points next Saturday at the Southern California Championships, which will also be held in Riverside.

Of the events that were completed, sophomore Jorge Gonzalez took seventh place and earned two teams points. His best throw of the day was only 14.38 meters, while his conference winning distance a week ago of 15.60 meters would have put him in second place. Back on April 2-3, sophomore Eugene Leduc took eighth place in the decathlon with 5228 points, which netted the Falcons their other team point. In the 10,000 meters, sophomore Adrian Casas checked in with a time of 37:19.82, which put him in 26th place overall. It was two minutes off his fifth place time at the conference championships, which would have put him in the top 20, but not high enough to score any points. The fourth completed event was the javelin, with Gonzalez the highest placing of the four entries with an 18th place distance of 40.44 meters. Had he been able to match his distance from a week before, it would have earned the team another point.

Below is a list of Falcons that competed in the SoCal Prelims, with those in bold advancing to the Southern California Finals.

Titus Houston Long Jump 6.92 Meters 2nd Place
Timothy Sloan Long Jump 5.89 Meters 24th Place
Timothy Sloan High Jump 1.90 Meters Tied 1st Place
Destin Flucas High Jump 1.90 Meters Tied 1st Place
Brian Lanton Pole Vault 4.30 Meters Tied 2nd Place
Brian Castillo Pole Vault 4.00 Meters Tied 12th Place
Titus Houston Triple Jump 14.14 Meters 2nd Place
Jaime Quinones 3000 Meter SC 10:15.39 15th Place
Hardy, Reid, Jones, Turner 4x100-Meter Relay 41.35 2nd Place
Alberto Serrano 1500 Meters 4:05.05 8th Place
Pablo Calderon 1500 Meters 4:08.96 13th Place
Victor Williams 110-Meter HH 14.54 2nd Place
Christian Shakir-Ricks 400 Meters 48.19 2nd Place
Daniel Stokes 400 Meters 48.22 3rd Place
Rod Mahoney 400 Meters 49.42 9th Place
Christian Santifer 400 Meters 50.16 15th Place
Tommy Bui 400 Meters 51.73 24th Place
Kendall Turner 100 Meters 10.49 2nd Place
Trevor Reid 100 Meters 10.68 5th Place
Jacobi Hardy 100 Meters 10.80 10th Place
Kawika Jones 100 Meters 10.92 15th Place
Taj Wilson 100 Meters 10.96 118th Place
Kelly Brown 100 Meters 10.97 19th Place
Alberto Serrano 1500 Meters 1:59.72 15th Place
Eugene Leduc 400-Meter IH 58.88 20th Place
Daniel Stokes 200 Meters 20.96 2nd Place
Kendall Turner 200 Meters 21.33 4th Place
Christian Shakir-Ricks 200 Meters 21.50 5th Place
Trevor Reid 200 Meters 21.71 8th Place
Kawika Jones 200 Meters 21.77 10th Place
Jacobi Hardy 200 Meters 21.79 11th Place
Mahoney, Shakir-Ricks, Santifer, Jones 4x400-Meter Relay 3:14.30 1st Place