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WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD: HORNETS HEATING UP

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD: HORNETS HEATING UP

The Lady Hornets posted 12 personal records at the Orange Coast College Invitational last Friday.

There were ten colleges represented in this meet and the ladies finished in fourth place with 87 points. 

Myrna Gillas is the new state leader in the high jump posting an impressive 5'6", which now leads the CCC by an inch. Myrna is gearing to break our school record of 5'8" this year. She attempted 5'8" at the meet and it was good practice to feel this height.

"I knew I was going to have a good day in the high jump. My practices this past week were clicking, and I know I have to calm my nerves when the bar goes up at that height again", claimed Gillas.

Myrna ran almost a second faster in the 200M with a 25.70 time. Samanatha Starkey and Roxanne Cuevas were right behind Myrna posting their personal records of 27.50 and 28.48 respectively. Starkey added to her PR day in the 100M with a time of 13.47. Roxanne Cuevas had a 4'4" high jump which was her other PR for her day as she is gearing up for her second Heptathlon this early April.

Alicia Victoria ran her first 100M H race with a 17.33 effort and improved three seconds in the 400 IH with 11:08.46. Shenise West ran her first race of the season in the 400M IH as well with a 1:17.82 time.

From the middle distance group, Jordan Montgomery improved 15 seconds in the 1500M as Raquel Aldama and Rebeca Perez worked on racing tactics with their events.

The throwers had a good day as Kim Mataia won the discus with a ten foot PR - 116'7" and Alexis Kotey had an eight foot improvement in the same event and took second place with a 110'9" effort.  Alexis Kotey added her second PR for the day with an 11 foot PR in the javelin with an 82'2" toss.

"Practices have been good this past week and you will see these ladies move their marks in the next couple of meets. Everyone is working well right now. Good weather is always a positive thing for us, and the ladies are committed to being successful with their efforts in competition paying off", said Head Coach Gina Bevec.

Up Next: The El Camino College Invitational on Saturday, March 22nd. Start time will be at 12:00 pm.