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Two Warriors, women's 4X400 relay team finish as CCAA champions

POSTED May 5, 2015 10:04 p.m.

The Warriors came away with two individual conference titles, a relay title and several podium finishes during the final day of competition at the 2015 CCAA Men's & Women's Track & Field Championships. 

Gary Randolph continued to have his presence felt in the throws, taking the conference title in the shot put and placing 2nd in the discus. Randolph threw 55-feet 11 1/4-inches in the shot, and had hurl of 159-feet 3-inches in the discus.

In the 800-meter run, the Warrior men swept the podium. Abraham Alvarado was crowned conference champion, winning in 1:51.21. Next in for the Warriors was freshman Ian Brooks, 1:53.20, with Ramon Vargas in close pursuit at 1:53.98. On the women's side, Aman Hundal took 3rd in 2:11.38.

The women's 4 x 400-meter relay finished 1st, improving their season best time to 3:45.52, moving them up on the NCAA DII Outdoor Qualifying List. In the men's 4x4, the quad finished 3rd overall in 3:16.63.

Other top performances came in the form of the 400-meter run. Chavariana Ryan took 2nd place overall, running a life time best of 56.12. Misha Strong and Mercy Akanji were close to follow, finishing 5th and 6th respectively. In the short sprints, Anthony Riggins finished 3rd in the 100-meter dash, sprinting 10.65, and had a 7th finish in the 200-meter dash with a 22.22.

The Warriors were dependent on many top individual finishes to maintain their position for the overall team scoring. Much help in doing so came from the women steeplechasers who took 4th through 7th, and were led by Alexa Lua. Lua completed the event in 10:57.22. 

The final team scores for the Warriors were 100 points for the women and 94 points for the men, solidifying their 4th place position for both teams. The UC San Diego men were able to maintain position at number one with a total team score of 216 points, sneaking past Chico State by 3 points. However, the women Wildcats of Chico ran away with the team title with a whopping 213.5 points.

The Warriors will have one more weekend of competition to improve their provisional marks in hopes of making the NCAA DII National Track & Field Championships being held in Allendale, Michigan.

 

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