Relay the word, track and field is ready to run


Nadeeen Maniord

Victor Boggs running the 100-meter dash in lane two on March 18.

Nadeen Maniord, Reporter and designer

Bakersfield College’s track and field team hosted a two day BC Relays and Multi’s meet on March 17 and 18. More than 16 schools participated in the Bakersfield College meet.

With Track and Field, there are tons of events that come that have dedicated Renegades who are eager to win. On the track, runners are either distance or sprints for races that are measured within meters. Both male and female runners are put into categories, in order to compete with other student athletes fairly.

For the distance portion of Track on day two,  Bakersfield College seemed to do very well and pushed past expectations. The 1500 meter run in the finals had four male runners overall. With Francisco Felix in first place with a time of 4:04. Angel Pimentel got second place with a time of 4:12. Juan Palma and Andrew Jara scored 19th and 20th place respectively.

During the Sprints on day two, Bakersfield College did not seem to do as well. The 100 meter dash had only one runner. River Stout made 31st place. Although not the best placement, it still must be commended because there were over 43 boys to compete with.

Woman running wearing read uniform and green shoes.
Erica Sherman running the 300 meter dash at BC on March 18. (Nadeen Maniord)

The events on field would go at the same time as the events on the track, due to the amount of time a track and field meet can take. Announcements of scores would be made as all events were happening throughout the day.

Bakersfield College seemed to do very well against sixteen of the teams. And are excited to do better for their upcoming races later on in the season.