2016 Track & Field News
March 19, 2016
Warriors Give Strong Showing at UC Irvine Invite
IRVINE, Calif. – Freshman Justin Alexander placed third overall in the 400 intermediate hurdles to lead the Warriors at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational against a couple of other community colleges, while facing a number of NCAA Division I competition.
Alexander finished in a time of 52.53, which ranks him currently first in the state and marks him ninth all-time on the ECC Top-10 Performer List in that event. Freshman Alex Castro finished fourth overall in the same event in a time of 56.40.
Sophomore Ethan Liang and freshman Solomon Kanehailua finished second and third overall in the 3,000 meters in times of 9:09.56 and 9:17.27, respectively.
On the women’s side, sophomore Zaynab Bent-Mikail finished fourth overall in the triple jump with a mark of 36-9 1/2, good for second in the state. And freshman Yazmine Al-Uqdah placed seventh in the long jump with a mark of 16-7 ¼.
The Warriors return to full competition on Saturday, Apr. 2 at the San Diego Mesa Invite.
March 1, 2016
Women’s Track and Field Garners CCCAA Scholar-Team Award
TORRANCE, Calif. – The 2015 women’s track and field team was named a recipient of the CCCAA scholar-team award after posting a 3.11 GPA.
The Warriors wrapped their season with a 12th place finish at the state meet, seventh at the Southern California regionals, and third at the South Coast Conference meet.
ECC returns 15 members from last year’s 21-student-athlete squad. Four women’s track and field members from last year’s roster are now at NCAA Division I schools.
February 12, 2016
Warriors Open Season with Second Place Finishes
COSTA MESA, Calif. – The men’s and women’s track teams posted solid performances in their first outings of the season at Orange Coast College on Friday.
Three female athletes took the title in their respective events. Freshman Nicole Clark (North Torrance HS) counted a javelin win with a throw of 119-4, good to currently lead Southern California. Sophomore Zaynab Bent-Makail (St. Mary’s Academy) won the triple jump with a 35-10, while freshman Rischanna Gaston (Jordan HS) won the 400 meters in a time of 62.7.
On the men’s side, the Warriors swept the sprint events, led by freshman Justin Alexander’s (Crenshaw HS) 400-meter intermediate hurdles victory in a time of 55.03. Freshmen Jerrett Anderson (Culver City HS) won the 100 meters, Zane Paully-Umeh (Middle College HS) took the 200 meter title, and Anthonee Parker (Hamilton HS) finished first in the 400 meters.
The track and field teams head to the Long Beach City Invitational next on Friday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.