Track And Field
2013 El Camino College Track and Field
Warriors Take Home Six Medals at State Championships
May 21, 2013
The Warriors women’s team headed into the state championships at San Mateo last week with a young team looking to make some big strides as the season came to a close. Although the Warriors failed to win a state title this year, the squad comprised of mostly freshmen gained valuable experience with a solid showing as they placed 19th in a field of 38 teams with fellow South Coast Conference resident Cerritos taking the state title.
Ruby Davis kicked things off for the Warriors, gaining the team’s first medal of the competition by placing eighth in the long jump with a mark of 17-5. Davis continued to pace the Warriors on day two with another medal and eighth place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 35-9.
Araya Dixon just missed a medal in her first event, the 100m, as she placed ninth (12.32). But the butterflies were out of her system by the time the 200m rolled...(read more)
Warriors Perform Well at Regionals, Prep For State
May 13, 2013
A week after qualifying a handful of athletes, the Warriors completed their run at the Southern California Regional Championships at Antelope Valley College last week. The Warriors had to contend with the elements as well as the competition as the meet encountered temperatures in the mid-90s but light winds compared to previous meets held at AVC.
The women’s team finished a respectable seventh with 43 points, well behind fellow South Coast Conference squad and eventual champion Cerritos which finished with 110. A large number of Warriors runners performed well enough to qualify for the state championships, which will be held at San Mateo on Friday and Saturday.
Ruby Davis got the morning started on a high note, setting a new personal best in the long jump with a mark of 18-5 3/4, good enough for third place, the highest placing of any Warriors’ individual athlete. She also qualified for the triple jump in fifth place with a mark of 36-6.
Araya Dixon qualified for state in sixth for the long jump with a mark of 18-2 1/2, marking the first of multiple events in which she would post qualifying marks. Dixon placed fourth in the 100 meters with a personal-best 12.14. She placed fourth again in the 200 meters, setting another personal best with a time of 24.50, placing her ninth on the ECC All-Time Performer’s list.
Courtney Morning qualified for state in fourth place in the 800 meters, crossing the finish line in 2:18.37 while Crystal Lizaola qualified for the 400 hurdlers in fifth place with a time of 63.39.
Lastly, the women’s 1,600 meter relay team of Lizaola, Morning, Karlie Castro-Kahn and Raven Nunez set a new season best as they qualified in third place with a time of 3:50.56...(read more)
Warriors Qualify For SoCal Regionals
May 6, 2013
The Warriors traveled to Antelope Valley College on Saturday for the Southern California Regional Championships Prelims. The athletes had to contend with high winds but the Warriors managed to qualify a number of competitors for this week’s finals at AVC on May 11.
On the women’s side, Araya Dixon qualified for three individual events with her best effort coming in a third-place finish in the 100m with a mark of 12.74. She also placed fourth in the 200m (25.65) and set a new personal best in the long jump (18-2 1/2) and qualified in sixth place.
Ruby Davis placed fifth in the triple jump (36-7), eighth in the long jump with a new personal best(17-10 1/4) and was part of the 400m relay team along with Dixon, Karlie Castro-Kahn and Raven Nunez that qualified in seventh place with a time of 49.17.
Nunez also qualified individually for the 400m (57.76) and was part of the 1,600m relay team with Courtney Morning, Crystal Lizaola, and Castro-Kahn that qualified in third place (3:59.36).
Lizaola was third in the 400m hurdles (64.96), Morning finished fourth in the 800m (2:20.07) and Castro-Kahn qualified sixth in the 400m hurdles.
Brittany Householder, fresh off winning the South Coast Conference title in the 800m last week, qualified eighth in the event with a time of 2:22.87 to round out the Warriors qualifiers for the finals.
On the men’s side, David Rosales led the way for the Warriors as he qualified in fourth place in the 1,500m race, finishing in 4:08.16. Luckner Brady was ninth...(read more)
Householder and Street Lead Warriors at SCC Championships
April 29, 2013
The Warriors began nearing the finish line of their season last week when both the men and women’s team finished fourth at the South Coast Conference Championships hosted by L.A. Trade Tech at Mount San Antonio College.
It was a respectable showing for the Warriors as the competition also served as a qualifying meet into Saturday’s Southern California Regional Championship prelims at Antelope Valley College.
The women finished with 73 points overall with Cerritos dominating the competition with 288 points, winning the conference title by nearly 100 points over second-place Mt. SAC. The men accumulated 61 points as Cerritos swept the competition, taking the men’s title with 259.5 points.
Sophomore Brittany Householder won the 800m with a personal-best 2:19.29, the only Warriors’ athlete to win an event on the women’s side. Araya Dixon also set a new personal best with a time of 24.51 in the 200m, placing her second.
The Warriors did secure a number of third-place finishes with Courtney Morning (2:20.49 in 800m), Raven Nunez (58.87 in 400m), Crystal Lizaola (63.35 in 400m Hurdles) and Ruby Davis (11.18m in Triple Jump) all took home the bronze.
Lizaola and Davis set new personal bests, as did the 1,600m relay team of Morning, Lizaola, Nunez and Krystal Rojas, who finished third with a time of 3:54.17. Davis and Dixon finished fourth and sixth in the long jump respectively and Rojas finished sixth in the 800m with a personal-best 2:21.91...(read more)
Parker Leads Warriors at Mount San Antonio Relays
April 15, 2013
The Warriors competed in the community college portion of the Mount San Antonio College Relays last week against some of the best competition in the state. Only the top 27 entries from all the schools that entered were allowed to compete in the track events and only the top 18 in the field events, making for a very competitive meet.
On the women’s side, the 800m trio of Courtney Morning, Brittany Householder and Krystal Rojas all achieved impressive marks. Morning finished in 2:17.59, which is currently ranked fifth in Southern California. Householder (2:21.01) and Rojas (2:21.58) each set new personal bests and are currently the top three leaders in the South Coast Conference.
Araya Dixon finished second in the 200m with a time of 25.32 and ran a solid 12.72 in the 100m. Crystal Lizaola placed third in the 400 hurdles with a 64.56 against the top-two competitors in the state...(read more)
Brady, Dixon Score Multiple Wins at OCC Invite
April 8, 2013
After a week off, the Warriors were back in action as they participated in the Orange Coast College Invite on April 5. Only nine other teams were invited to the meet and the Warriors had many highlights throughout the day.
On the men’s side, Luckner Brady won the long jump, setting a new personal best at 24-1/4. The mark also placed Brady seventh on the ECC All-Time Top-10 Performer’s List.
Regis Bula helped the Warriors sweep the jumping events, taking down the triple jump with a season-best 44-5 1/4.
The men’s 400m relay team of Van Alexander, Clayton Ming, Antwan Parker and Brady rounded out the Warriors victories at the meet, setting a new season best of 42.85 in the process.
Parker also had individual success, placing second in the 400m with a time of 48.89, also a new season best...(read more)
Relay Teams Shine at UC Irvine Invite
March 25, 2013
The Warriors took two-thirds of their squad over to the UC Irvine Spring Break Invite on Saturday and competed against a number of universities including Cornell, Wisconsin, UC Santa Barbara, Long Beach State and host UCI.
Although they did not win an event, the Warriors fared very well against some top competition and even set a few records along the way.
The women’s 1,600m relay team of Courtney Morning, Raven Nunez, Krystal Rojas and Crystal Lizaola placed first in their heat and set a new California Community College leading mark with a time of 3:54.99.
The 400m relay team of Araya Dixon, Ruby Davis, Karlie Castro-Kahn and Rojas also placed first in their heat with a time of 48.79, the sixth best mark in Southern California by a community college this season.
On the individual side, Lizaola moved to second...(read more)
Warriors Have Strong Showing at CSUN Invite
March 18, 2013
The Warriors seized an opportunity to compete against numerous universities and past NCAA Champions along with some of the top community college track programs last week when they took part in the Cal State Northridge Invite.
In an event where outstanding performances can still place you outside of the top-10 thanks to the level of skill present, the Warriors were still one of the highlights at the meet, led by the women.
The women’s sprint medley team of Araya Dixon, Ruby Davis, Raven Nunez and Crystal Lizaola placed second overall, crossing the finish line at 1:52.37. The 1,600 relay team of Nunez, Lizaola, Courtney Morning and Karlie Cruz-Kahn finished second overall and first amongst community colleges with a time of 3:58.22...(read more)
Lizaola Continues To Roll At CSULB Invite
March 4, 2013
The Warriors competed at the California State University, Long Beach Invite held at Cerritos College last week against a variety of competition from the community college and university level. Schools such as USC, Loyola Marymount and CSULB participated alongside stiff community college competition from the likes of Riverside, Orange Coast, Golden West and host Cerritos.
The women once again excelled at the competition, placing at the top of a handful of events amongst their community college counterparts, led by freshman Crystal Lizaola who had another solid outing.
Lizaola placed first amongst community colleges and second overall in the 400 hurdles crossing the finish line at 66.04. She also won the 400m at 59.31 and was part of the first-place 1,600m relay team along with Courtney Morning, Karlie Castro-Kahn and Raven Nunez that finished at 3:58.31.
Morning had individual success...(read more)
Warriors Make Their Mark At Pasadena Relays
February 25, 2013
The Warriors participated in the Pasadena City College Relays last week and had a slew of highlight performances, led by the women’s team.
The 4x100m hurdle relay team of Ruby Davis, Karlie Castro-Kahn, Liliana Lopez and Crystal Lizaola set a new El Camino College record, crossing the finish line in 67.05 to take first place in the event. They topped the previous record of 67.9...(read more)
Lizaola, Rosales Among Winners At SCC All Comers
February 11, 2013
The Warriors began the season at the South Coast Conference All-Comers Meet at Mount San Antonio College on Feb. 8 and performed very well...(read more)