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Records broken by track and field

Marcus Castro

Nicole Lewis (left), Tyra Saunders, Kyra Saunders, and Zariah Marr are the athletes on the 4x100-meter relay team that broke the Bakersfield College women's 4x100 record. Lilliana Portillo (right) had to be replaced by Marr on the team.

Marcus Castro, Reporter

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Another Bakersfield College track and field record has been broken. This time it was broken by the women’s 4×100-meter relay team on May 2 at the Southern California preliminaries at Cerritos College.

Kyra Saunders, Tyra Saunders, Nicole Lewis, and Zariah Marr are the athletes on the 4×100-relay team that broke the record. They placed fourth in the race with a time of 47.66 seconds and qualified for the SoCal finals. The record that was broken was 33 years old and the time was 47.77 seconds.

The BC women had a fair amount of athletes qualify for the SoCal finals.

Kyra qualified in the 100-meter dash, placing third, with a time of 12.17 seconds. She also qualified in the long jump, placing fifth, with a distance of 16.66 feet. Kyra went on to qualify in the 200-meter dash, placing second, with a time of 24.93.

Lewis also qualified in the 200, placing seventh, with a time of 25.12. Lewis qualified in the 400-meter dash, placing seventh, with a time of 58.13. Leah Theroux qualified in the 800-meter run, placing third, with a time of 2 minutes 18.54 seconds.

Here are the other BC women that qualified for SoCal finals: Tyra (100), Jessica Campbell (1,500), Paola Silvestre (3,000 steeplechase), 4×400-relay team, and Marilyn Quintero (discus).

The BC men had a hard time at the SoCal prelims as few qualified for the SoCal finals.

Juan Calderon qualified in the 800-meter run, placing third, with a time of 1 minute 57.84 seconds.

Here are the other BC men that qualified for the SoCal finals: 4×400-relay team, Dillen Littles (discus), and Nathaniel Vinson (javelin).

In order to be in the SoCal prelims, BC athletes had to qualify in the Western State Conference finals on April 24.

The BC women had many athletes that qualified for SoCal prelims.

Kyra qualified and took first place in the 100, 200, and long jump. In the 100 she had a time of 12.15 seconds. In the 200 she had a time of 24.83. In the long jump she had a distance of 17.19 feet.

Tyra qualified in the 100, placing second, with a time of 12.46. She also qualified in the 200, placing ninth, with a time of 26.23.

Lewis qualified in the 200, placing second, with a time of 24.97. She also qualified in the 400, placing third, with a time of 58.91. Lewis qualified in the long jump, placing sixth, with a distance of 15.74 feet.

Theroux qualified and took first in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes 19.43 seconds. She also qualified in the 1,500, placing fifth, with a time of 4:56.61.

Campbell qualified in the 800, placing third, with a time of 2:21.79. She also qualified in the 1,500, placing third again, with a time of 4:46.56.

Silvestre qualified in the steeplechase, taking second place, with a time of 12:17.10. The 4×100-relay team qualified, taking first place, with a time of 47.91. The 4×400-relay team qualified, taking second place, with a time of 4:01.30. Quintero qualified in the discus throw, placing third, with a distance of 114.23 feet.

Here are the other BC women athletes that qualified for SoCal prelims: Liliana Portillo (400 hurdles), Sha’Nya Terry (shot put), and Marisol Abundes (discus).

The BC men had quite a few qualifiers as well.

The 4×400-relay team qualified, placing second, with a time of 3:19.05. Edgar Llanes qualified in pole vault, placing fourth, with a height of 14.37 feet. Tristan McGee qualified in the long jump, placing fourth, with a distance of 22.04 feet.

Here are the other BC men athletes that qualified for SoCal prelims: Marjon Francisco (400), Calderon (800), Christopher Moreno (1,500), Daniel Aguirre (1,500), Brandon Hernandez-Segura (400 hurdles), Richard Timmermans (steeplechase), Jessie Hodges (high jump), Chikerrian Garret (hammer throw), and Vinson (javelin).

The BC track and field athletes that qualified in the SoCal prelims will be competing at Cerritos College on May 9 in the SoCal finals. Whoever qualifies there will move on to compete in the California State Championship on May 15-16.

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