Lady Renegades dominate in track and field

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Lady Renegades dominate in track and field

Elias C. Ahumada

Elias C. Ahumada

Elias C. Ahumada

Kyra Saunders anchored the 4x100-meter relay race to start the day, helping the team place second. She later took first place in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash

Marcus Castro, Reporter

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Bakersfield College women’s track and field team continues to dominate as the BC men’s team continues to improve.

The Renegades hosted the Western State Conference North meet on Feb. 27 where six teams competed.

The BC women’s team dominated the meet with a team score of 209. The team closest to the BC women’s team was College of the Canyons with a team score of 129.

“It was a very strong meet. We had a lot of very good performances by a lot of people,” said head coach Pam Kelley.

Kyra and Tyra Saunders took the top two spots in the 100-meter dash. Kyra took first with a time of 12.10 seconds, and Tyra took second with a time of 12.45.

“I PR’d [personal record] in both of my races so far, so I feel good,” said Tyra.

Kyra, Tyra, and Nicole Lewis took the top three spots in the 200-meter dash. Kyra took first with a time of 25.43 seconds, Lewis finished second with a time of 25.92, and Tyra finished third with a time of 26.08.

“I’m pretty excited. I PR’d in both of my races with a hurt hip,” said Kyra.

Lewis finished in first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.13 seconds. “I feel really good. I got what I wanted which was under a minute, and I won,” said Lewis.

The BC women’s 4×100-meter A-relay team, consisting of Lewis, Kyra, Liliana Portillo, and Tyra, took second place in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 49.09 seconds.

The BC women’s 4×400-meter A-relay team, consisting of Lewis, Portillo, Tyra, and Leah Theroux, placed first in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 4 minutes 15.76 seconds.

Theroux finished in first place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes 23.05 seconds.

Theroux said, “I was out there too long. I got first place, but I wanted a better time.”

Jessica Campbell took first in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4 minutes 45.89 seconds. Before the 3,000-meter run she explained that she wasn’t sure how she’d do because she is more of a mid-distance runner, but she proved her doubts wrong, as she took first in the 3,000 with a time of 10:45.76.

Amanda Reyes took first place in the discus throw with a distance of 35.71 meters.

The BC men’s team had a harder time at the meet than the women did, but the men have showed improvement since the last meet. They finished fourth out of six teams.

Austin Varner placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.75 seconds.

The BC men’s 4×400 A-relay team, consisting of Donaldo Mendivil, Jesus De alba Diaz, Marjon Francisco, and Austin Varner, took first place in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3 minutes 25.83 seconds.

Chikerrian Garrett placed first in the hammer throw with a distance of 127 feet 5 inches. Edgar Llanes placed second in the pole vault with a height of 13 feet 6.25 inches.

The BC track team competed in the WSC relays on Feb. 20 where there were many different types of relays for teams to compete in.

The BC women’s 4×100-meter A-relay team took second place in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 49.20 seconds.

The BC women’s 4×400-meter A-relay team placed second in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 4 minutes 6.93 seconds.

The BC women’s 4×800-meter A-relay team took second place with a time of 10 minutes 4.77 seconds.

The BC women’s 800-meter sprint medley A-relay team finished in second with a time of 1 minute 51.09 seconds.

The BC women’s 4,000-meter distance medley A-relay team took first place with a time of 12 minutes 28.72 seconds.

Lewis placed first in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet 3.75 inches.

The BC men’s team didn’t place in the top three in nearly as many events as the women did, but they had a couple events they did well in.

The BC men’s 4×400-meter A-relay team finished in second place in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3 minutes 26.35 seconds.

Dillen Littles took third place in the discus throw with a distance of 39.94 meters.

The BC track team will be at home for the BC Relays on March 7 and on the road for the Modesto 5-way meet that will be in Modesto on March 13.

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