W. Track & Field: Falcons lead after SoCal Prelims

Cerritos leads SoCal Championships after prelims
Cerritos leads SoCal Championships after prelims

Looking to win their fourth consecutive Southern California Championship, the Cerritos College women's track and field team is leading after the prelims, which took place at San Diego Mesa College on Saturday. SoCal champions five times in the last six years, as well, the Falcons have compiled 84 team points and leads second place Mt. San Antonio College by 52 points. The Southern California Championships will also be held at San Diego Mesa next Saturday.

Other members of the team have already advanced to the SoCal Finals based on marks turned in earlier in the season. Several of the events were finals, with Cerritos continuing their dominance of the field events. Sophomore Mystasia Alexander (Lynwood HS), the defending CCCAA State Champion in the javelin, won her second straight Southern California title with her first place distance of 42.99 meters, which easily outdistance second place teammate Michaela Banyi (Valencia HS).

Sophomore thrower Amber Hart (Narbonne HS) took second place in the hammer with a distance of 49.09 meters, while freshman Tanya Reyes (Warren HS) took third place with a throw of 47.90 meters. The Falcons also compiled 29 of their team points by finishing in the top four places of the heptathlon, which took place last month. Banyi won the event with 4567 points.

Other outstanding marks were turned in during the prelims. In the 100 meters, freshman Keirra King (Long Beach Wilson HS) posted the third best time with a clocking of 11.62 to win the event. Also, in the long jump, her leap of 6.06 meters put her in first place, while it also placed her name third on the college's all-time top five list. Hart, who is also the defending state champion in the shot put, came in first place with a throw of 14.33 meters, which is the second best mark in school history.

Here is a complete list of Cerritos athletes that competed at the SoCal Prelims. Those in bold have advance to the SoCal Championships.

Keirra King 100 Meters 11.62 1st Place
Sicily Moore 100 Meters 12.36 6th Place
Imani Jones 100 Meters 12.71 17th Place
Tierra Frazier 100 Meters 12.90 22nd Place
Keirra King 200 Meters 24.24 2nd Place
Kymberlynn Jackson 200 Meters 25.02 7th Place
Sicily Moore 200 Meters 25.74 11th Place
Imani Jones 200 Meters 26.69 23rd Place
Kymberlynn Jackson 400 Meters 58.42 6th Place
Glenn Nance 400 Meters 59.40 9th Place
Kenya Owens 400 Meters 1:03.77 19th Place
Tyler Simpson 800 Meters 2:15.76 2nd Place
Lauren Jones 800 Meters 2:32.33 16th Place
Rebecca Harris 800 Meters 2:37.01 19th Place
Rebecca Harris 1500 Meters 5:04.23 13th Place
Lauren Jones 1500 Meters 5:27.75 19th Place
Michaela Banyi 100-Meter HH 14.96 4th Place
Amani Briggs 100-Meter HH 15.05 5th Place
Jelani Minix 100-Meter HH 15.18 8th Place
Darlena Robinson 100-Meter HH 15.64 10th Place
Davina Pham 100-Meter HH 15.92 14th Place
Davina Pham 400-Meter IH 1:07.53 5th Place
Michaela Banyi 400-Meter IH 1:07.83 6th Place
Stephanie Anguiano 400-Meter IH 1:10.90 13th Place
Darlena Robinson 400-Meter IH 1:20.85 23rd Place
Gabrielle Mendoza 3000 Meter SC 13:14.78 14th Place
  4x100-Meter Relay 47.43 2nd Place
  4x400-Meter Relay 4:04.37 3rd Place
Amani Briggs High Jump 1.55 Meters Tied 1st Place
Jelani Minix High Jump 1.55 Meters Tied 1st Place
Kymberlynn Jackson High Jump 1.50 Meters Tied 7th Place
Darlena Robinson High Jump 1.45 Meters Tied 14th Place
Michaela Banyi High Jump NH  
Adrianna Martinez Pole Vault 2.45 Meters 20th Place
Keirra King Long Jump 6.06 Meters 1st Place
Michaela Banyi Long Jump 5.35 Meters 5th Place
Kymberlynn Jackson Long Jump 5.11 Meters 9th Place
Jelani Minix Long Jump 5.10 Meters 10th Place
Davina Pham Long Jump 4.86 Meters 15th Place
Jelani Minix Triple Jump 11.62 Meters 1st Place
Imani Jones Triple Jump 11.60 Meters 2nd Place
Amani Briggs Triple Jump 11.06 Meters 7th Place
Davina Pham Triple Jump 10.22 Meters 13th Place
Amber Hart  Shot Put 14.33 Meters 1st Place
Nanati Alailefaleula Shot Put 12.35 Meters 3rd Place
Mystasia Alexander Shot Put 12.12 Meters 4th Place
Tanya Reyes Shot Put 11.78 Meters 7th Place
Michaela Banyi Shot Put 11.04 Meters 11th Place
Amber Hart Hammer 49.09 Meters 2nd Place
Tanya Reyes Hammer 47.90 Meters 3rd Place
Isabella Kress Hammer 37.83 Meters 15th Place
Nanati Alailefaleula Hammer 29.90 Meters 22nd Place
Mystasia Alexander Javelin 42.99 Meters 1st Place
Michaela Banyi Javelin 38.90 Meters 2nd Place
Darlena Robinson Javelin 25.72 Meters 12th Place
Kymberlynn Jackson Javelin 24.02 Meters 15th Place
Davina Pham Javelin ND