M. Track & Field: SoCal Finals nets fifth place finish

File Photo: The Falcons placed fifth at the SoCal Championships
File Photo: The Falcons placed fifth at the SoCal Championships

At the Southern California Championships in Saturday, the Cerritos College men's track and field team finished in a fifth place tie with 28 team points. The Falcons will now send nine athletes to the CCCAA State Championships, which will take place at Bakersfield College next weekend.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Saadiq Jennings (Martin Luther Kings HS), Micqwaun Wright (Paramount HS), Jacob Garrett (Fountain Valley HS) and Tayric Elliott (Long Beach Poly HS) posted a fourth place time of 42.33, while Jennings and Elliott were joined by Darion Blanding (Narbonne HS) and Clay Green (Los Alamitos HS) in the 4x400-meter relay to record a fifth place time of 3:22.22.

In the field events, Bedeiah Togafau (Warren HS) finished fifth in the shot put with a distance of 14.47 meters, with teammate Jorge Bergara (Salesian HS) taking seventh place. Freshman hammer thrower Mason Crane (Corona del Mar HS) earned fourth place in the hammer with a toss of 50.74 meters.

Below is a list of Falcons who competed at the Southern California Championships.

Cristhian Macias 1500 Meters 4:04.65 10th Place
Jennings, Wright, Garrett, Elliott 4x100-Meter Relays 42.33 4th Place
Elliott, Jennings, Blanding. Green 4x400-Meter Relay 3:22.22 5th Place
Andrew Fowler Pole Vault 4.35 Meters 13th Place
Bedeiah Togafau Shot Put 14.47 Meters 5th Place
Jorge Bergara Shot Put 13.88 Meters 7th Place
Jorge Bergara Discus 43.17 Meters 7th Place
Mason Crane Discus 38.79 Meters 18th 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
Ike Agubata Javelin 41.12 Meters 18th Place
Andrew Fowler Decathlon 5560 Points 5th Place
Ike Agubata Decathlon 5469 Points 7th Place
Chris Oviedo Decathlon 3659 Points 15th Place