Competing in the Southern California Prelims at San Diego Mesa College on Saturday, the Cerritos College men's track and field team has advanced 10 athletes to the finals. The Southern California Championships will take place next Saturday at San Diego Mesa. The Falcons are currently tied for third place with Saddleback College, who have both collected 17 team points, with Mt. San Antonio College in front with 32 points.
In addition to the qualifiers from the prelims, other members of the team have already advanced to the SoCal Finals based on marks turned in earlier in the season.
Freshman Mason Crane (Corona del Mar HS) earned a fourth place finish in the hammer with a distance of 50.74 meters, which is shy of his personal best of 52.49 meters. Also earning points for the Falcons were shot putters Bedeiah Togafau (Warren HS), who finished on fifth place (14.47 meters), with Jorge Bergara (Salesian HS) recording a distance of 13.88 meters, good for seventh place.
Below is a list of the Cerritos athletes that competed at the SoCal Prelims, with the championship qualifiers in bold.
|Tayric Elliott||200 Meters||22.08||18th Place|
|Clay Green||800 Meters||1:59.63||15th Place|
|Cristhian Macias||1500 Meters||4:06.67||4th Place|
|Eugene Leduc||400-Meter IH||57.55||15th Place|
|Jamal Awad||3000-Meter SC||10:30.29||20th Place|
|4x100-Meter Relay||42.50||5th Place|
|4x400-Meter Relay||3:24.31||9th Place|
|Armando Tabales||High Jump||1.85 Meters||Tied 12th Place|
|Ike Agubata||High Jump||1.70 Meters||20th Place|
|Andrew Fowler||High Jump||1.65 Meters||23rd Place|
|Andrew Fowler||Pole Vault||4.35 Meters||Tied 7th Place|
|Brian Castillo||Pole Vault||4.05 Meters||19th Place|
|Ike Agubata||Long Jump||6.30 Meters||20th Place|
|Micqwaun Wright||Triple Jump||12.82 Meters||21st Place|
|Bedeiah Togafau||Shot Put||14.47 Meters||5th Place|
|Jorge Bergara||Shot Put||13.88 Meters||7th Place|
|Mason Crane||Shot Put||11.95 Meters||23rd Place|
|Mason Crane||Hammer||50.74 Meters||4th Place|
|Bedeiah Togafau||Hammer||41.65 Meters||13th Place|
|Kevin Puertas||Hammer||41.55 Meters||14th Place|
|Jorge Bergara||Hammer||37.39 Meters||22nd Place|