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BC track and field ends the two-year curse

Marcus Castro

Liliana Portillo is hurdling on the final stretch of the 400-meter hurdles; she took first place.

Marcus Castro, Reporter

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Bakersfield College women’s track and field team continues to do well as the men’s team broke their two-year curse.

“It was the first meet the men have won in two years, so that was exciting for us,” said head coach Pam Kelley.

BC’s men and women dominated the BC Relays on March 7 as both teams won the meet.

The BC men had a team score of 191. The runner up to them was Ventura College with 136.

Austin Varner took first place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.61 seconds. Juan Calderon placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 1 minute 59.69 seconds. Christopher Moreno placed second in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:11.02. Richard Timmermans took first place in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:37.87.

Mark Agbalog placed second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.87 seconds. Bakersfield took the top three spots in the 400-meter hurdles; Agbalog took first place with a time of 57.86, Brandon Hernandez-Segura finished in second place with a time of 59.94, and Victor Rodriguez placed third with a time of 59.84.

BC men’s A-relay team placed second in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3 minutes 25.74 seconds.

Edgar Llanes took first place in the pole vault with a height of 14 feet, and Jose Leandro placed second with a height of 13’.

The BC women had a team score of 278, and the runner up was VC with a team score of 74.

The top three spots in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash were taken by the BC women. In the 100-meter dash Kyra Saunders took first place with a time of 12.29 seconds, Tyra Saunders placed second with a time of 12.61, and Nicole Lewis placed third with a time of 12.7. In the 200-meter dash Lewis took first place with a time of 25.49, Kyra placed second with a time of 25.7, and Tyra with a time of 26.15.

Kyra said, “No, I was not happy with my performance today… I didn’t get enough sleep and the sun drained me from the high school meet we hosted yesterday.”

Jessica Campbell and Leah Theroux took the top two spots in the 800-meter run. Campbell took first place with a time of 2 minutes 17.97 seconds, and Theroux placed second with a time of 2:21.60.

Lilliana Portillo took first place place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute 9.15 seconds.

“I PR’d [personal record] today so I feel really good,” said Portillo.

DeannaLynn Rubio placed first in the long jump with a distance of 16.37 feet. She also took first place in the triple jump with a distance of 33.16’. Amanda Reyes took first place in shot put with a distance of 32.77’ and in the discus throw with a distance of 114.27’. Carolina Martinez placed first in the hammer throw with a distance of 99.04’. Stephanie Perez placed first in the javelin throw with a distance of 85.1’.

The BC men struggled at the Modesto 5-Way meet on March 13 as they placed top three in only four events.

Moreno placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes 0.08 seconds. Hernadez-Segura placed third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 59.34 seconds. Timmermans placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:33.7. BC men’s A-relay team placed second in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:22.49.

The BC women’s team did well at the Modesto 5-way.

Kyra took first place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.51 seconds, and Tyra placed second with a time of 12.71. Kyra later placed second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.25.

Theroux placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes 21.2 seconds. Campbell placed first in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:45.29.

BC women’s A-relay team placed first in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 49.56 seconds. BC women’s A-relay team took second place in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 4:09.25.

BC’s track and field team will be competing on March 20 in the Antelope Valley College Spring Invitational, and will also be competing in the WSC Inland meet on March 27.

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