M. Track & Field: Falcons come in third at SoCal Championships

The Cerritos men's track and field team placed third at the SoCal Championships
The Cerritos men's track and field team placed third at the SoCal Championships

For the second year in a row, the Cerritos College men's track and field team finished in third place at the Southern California Championships. The Falcons, who were serving as the host, compiled 55 points and trailed only Mt. San Antonio College (185 team points) and Riverside City College (104), while they held off fourth place San Diego Mesa College, who finished with 50 team points.

The CCCAA State Championships will take place next weekend at American River College in Sacramento.

Two of the main highlights on the day were the pair of first place finishes by the Falcons. In the 1600-meter relay, the quartet of Jhamani Long (Cerritos HS), Jahmal King (Bellflower HS), Clay Green (Los Alamitos HS) and Jaydon Logan (Artesia HS) posted the fastest time of the event with their clocking of 3:14.74. That capped off a day that also included the 400-meter relay team getting disqualified.

In the triple jump, sophomore Blair Robinson (Kennedy HS) came in first place with a distance of 14.98 meters, while his long jump of 6.99 meters put him in fourth place and qualified him for the state championships.

Below listed in BOLD are the athletes who have advanced to the state championships. Because if A Standard marks and scratches, those entries could change, while others could be added.

Jahmal King 400 Meters 49.51 6th Place
Jhamani Long 800 Meters 1:56.91 7th Place
Aleksie Dominguez 800 Meters 1:58.04 8th Place
Jaydon Logan 400-Meter IH 53.17 2nd Place
Jennings, Logan, King, Coffman 4x100-Meter Relay DQ  
Long, King, Green, Logan 4x400-Meter Relay 3:14.74 1st Place
Blair Robinson Long Jump 6.99 Meters 4th Place
Blair Robinson Triple Jump 14.98 Meters 1st Place
Stacy Chukwumezie Triple Jump 14.12 Meters 7th Place
Jorge Gonzalez Shot Put 14.27 Meters 6th Place
Jorge Gonzalez Discus 42.23 Meters 8th Place
Aladdin Abuhadba Hammer 41.45 Meters 9th Place
Isaiah Chavez Hammer 39.66 Meters 11th Place
Zach Munoz Javelin 48.46 Meters 5th Place
Zach Munoz Decathlon 5998 Points 3rd Place

Photos by Daryl Peterson