Track prepares for SoCal Regional Prelims

On Saturday May 5, the Cerritos College Track and Field team will be traveling south to Mesa College in San Diego to take part in the Southern California Track and Field Regional Preliminaries.

Women’s Head Coach Michael Allen talks about the Falcons’ chances.

“Saturday is all about qualifying. We have a good opportunity to move people foward.”

Allen also mentioned that there are a lot of good teams that will be competing but in the end it’s going to come down to who steps up and shows they want it more.

He talked about how the Falcons can be successful at an event of this magnitude.

“Well being able to move through the rounds.”

Allen added that this week is a very important as far as taking steps toward the state meet.

He said about the event, “You have three heats, you have twenty seven of the top athletes in the state, in some situations it could be somebody in your heat or in your flight can be one of the best in the country at the community college level.”

Allen said that because of this you have to be able to negotiate through the rounds.

“It’s going to be exciting it’s an exciting track meet.”

Fashion major Khadijah Hall said she’s preparing for the tournament “by training hard, eating healthy, teamwork, practicing hard and being dedicated.”

Hall concluded by saying that she believes as long as her and her team mates stay focused they should fair well.