College of the Redwoods track and field carried an impressive season all the way to the conference championships on Friday, with the men’s team placing second to Butte.
The Corsairs took advantage of several standout performances from a small team that was stretched to its limit and almost pulled off the upset.
“We fought to the end,” CR head coach Reed Elmore said. “We had a lot smaller team, and every one of them had an awesome meet.”
None more so than Nick Brichta, who won four running events, the 10K, the 5K, the 1,500 meters and the 800 meters.
There was no surprise in the javelin, with freshman Angelo Flores placing first. Flores has the second highest mark in the nation this season.
Teammate J.W. Dauth placed third in the same event, giving the Corsairs two state qualifying marks in the men’s javelin.
Dauth also won the discus, while finishing third in the hammer and fourth in the shot put.
CR’s Jared Jorgensen was second in the hammer, while teammate Ed Buchanan placed second in the 200 meters and third in the 400 meters, and Jaquae Muhammad was second in the 100 meters.
CR’s Jasper Severn also placed first in the steeplechase and second in each of the 1,500 meters, the 5K and the 10K, while Leroy Williams won the 110 meter hurdles and was third in the 400 meter hurdles.
Tyric Washington also won the high jump with a jump of 6 foot, 3 inches, a state B qualifying mark, and fourth in the long jump.
For the women, CR’s Maria Overton continued her outstanding individual season by taking second in teach of the 10K, the 5K, the 1,500 meters and the 800 meters.
Savannah Henninger took first in the women’s hammer, second in the shot put and third in the discus.