CR Track & Field shines at Stanford and San Francisco Invitationals
College of the Redwoods track & field had another stellar weekend starting off with a dominate performance in javelin by Angelo Flores. Angelo won the collegiate division of the Stanford Invitational with a throw of 206'11". The throw leaves him ranked first in all the state among junior college athletes and second in the entire nation. In the event, he beat out athletes from Division I PAC 12 & SEC schools along with all community college competitiors. Throws coach for CR said "He came to compete as he does each week and this week proved to everyone that he is the readl deal."
Across the bay in the San Francisco Invitational, Nicholas Brichta earned the state "A" qualifying mark with a time of 15:09 in the 5 km race and taking 3rd in his heat. He then followed up that performance the next day with a 1:57.2 in the 800m and won his heat. In hurdles, CR was lead by Leroy Williams who won his heat and earned a state "B" qualifying mark with a 15.13 in the 110m hurdles. With this state "B" mark CR now has five track & field athletes already qualified for the upcoming state championships in Bakersfield in May.
Other top performances from the weekend included personal records for Josh Fry-Shaw, Tyric Washington and Aiden Pace in javelin, Jasper Severn in the 3200m winning his heat with a time of 9:55, Maria Overton with a season best 2:46 in the 800m, Jahque Muhammad with a time of 52.77 in the 400m and the men's 4X400m relay team which includes Malcom Gulyard, Jamal Coull, Earl Buchannon and Damillione Carey who posted a 3:26.77 time.
Head Coach Reed Elmore commented on the teams performance stating: "We are rounding into shape at the right time as a team. We need to just keep working and building toward the upcoming conference championships at Shasta at the end of April."