Three BC track runners win multiple races

Jason Reed, Sports Editor

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The Bakersfield College men’s and women’s track and field teams each took second place in an invitational meet involving Western State Conference teams March 1 at Ventura College.

Sophomores Davis Loustalot and Tejera Dial each won two events for BC.  Loustalot took first place in the men’s 800-meter run, with the time of 1:56.73 and 4:06.86 in the 1500-meter run. Dial won the 800 at 2:23.65 and then finished with the distance of 35 feet in the women’s triple jump.

Freshman Jade Gridiron won three events for BC.  Gridiron took first place in the 100-meter dash at 12:63.

She also took the 200 with the time of 25.87.  Gridiron was also part of the women’s 4×100, along with Natalie O’Dwyer, Reshana Watson and Mollie Fitch. BC took first place at 48:84.

Santa Barbara City College’s men finished in first place with a score of 128.5, BC finished second with a score of 116, College of the Canyons finished third with a score of 110, and Cuesta College scored 97.5 finishing in fourth place.  Allan Hancock took fifth place scoring 57 and host Ventura finished last with a score of 49.

Ventura’s women took first place with a score of 149, BC finished in second place with a score of 135, and Santa Barbara took third, scoring 123.  Cuesta finished fourth with a score of 87, Canyons took fifth scoring 33 and Allan Hancock finished in sixth place, scoring 26 points.

For the men’s 200, sophomore Michael Norwood took first place for BC with the time of 21.89.  Misael Herrera also gave the Renegades a big lift, winning the 3,000 with a time of 9:50.98.

“It was pretty good,” Herrera said, when asked what he thought about winning the 3K.

“I went out and did what my coach told me to do.  He said go run, I guess he had confidence in me and he knew that I would be able to take it.”

Freshman Deion Louden took second place in the 400-meter hurdles.

“It was pretty good,” BC head coach Dave Frickel said, when asked about the team’s performance.

Freshman Moriah Millwee took second place in the women’s 3,000, with the time of 11:43.43, and Sophomore Ensley Davis finished second in the long jump at 15 feet 7 inches.

“Everyone stepped up and did what they were supposed to do.  Overall, I was really pleased with the results,” Frickel said.

The Bakersfield College Relays will take place, March 16.

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