3rd place ends the race

Sean Fulmer

Cerritos College hosted the Southern California championships. Both men and women competed in a series of running, throwing and jumping events.

The event was held on Saturday, May 9 and started at 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

During that time the woman’s team at Cerritos College manged to earn a total of total of 133.50 points to earn a overall first place victory for the team.

Some exciting times during the meet was seeing Jenai Vickers, a sophomore and kinesiology major, cleared over the 100 meter HH in 14.37 seconds earning her the first place medal, another first place finisher was Raiven Ellis competing in the triple jump.

In the heptathlon arena, Breanna Curry earned 4704 points nabbing a first place position, also at 12.84 meters in a shot-put and 38.39 meters with the discus Sisilla Puaka scored a first and fourth place medal.

The 4×100 meter relay with the team consisting of Shukura Tyler, Najia Hudspeth, Brandy Navarro and Lauryn Ballard pulled together and ran a 47.17, beating Mt. Sac by 0.15 seconds.

The men’s team scored 79 points earning the team a third place.

Viriliao Griggs ran a very strong race with a 21.35 in the 200 meter race securing a first place medal.

Matthew Seawright dominated events such as discus and the hammer toss earning a third and second place medal.

The falcons finished the 400 meter relay with fourth place, with a 41.76 time.

Antony Lozano went from second to first and pulled away from his opponent and finished strong with 3:51.89 with his teammate Franciso Ortiz not far behind taking home third place in the 1500 meter race.