TRK: SBCC men triumph at WSC Coastal meet

SBCC won seven events on Friday to claim the WSC Coastal track and field title in a six-team competition at Cuesta in San Luis Obispo.

The men racked up 180 points to win their second WSC meet. Cuesta was second at 154, followed by Santa Monica at 92. The women’s team posted six first-place finishes and totaled 145 points to finish second behind Ventura (179).

SBCC will receive 20 points heading into the WSC Championships on April 26 at Moorpark.

The 4×100 relay was victorious in 42.18, their fourth-fastest time in school history. Cliff Lekas led a 1-2-3-4 finish in the 200 in 21.86, the sixth-fastest time in school history. Ian Roberts won the 1500 in 4:10.21 and Geoff Brown and Andy Lopez went 1-2 in the 400 at 50.40 and 50.9.

Tristan Lake and German Hernandez were also 1-2 in the 400 hurdles in 54.54 and 57.18, a season-best for Hernandez. The 4×400 relay squad of Lopez, Geoff Brown, James Herb and Lake won in 3:22.56 and the SBCC blue team was second in 3:26.77.

Aaron Mateski won the javelin for the second straight week with a throw of 54.17 meters. The Vaqueros went 2-3-4-5 in the 100, led by Carl Davis, Cody Bidlow and Randall Davis.

The Vaquero women won two relays, taking the 4×100 relay in 49.34 and the 4×400 (Sara Jungersten, Kalina Rock, Emily Bernath, Emily Walker) in 4:02.55, #3 all-time).

Individual winners included Bernath, running the No. 2 all-time SBCC time of 2:15.44 in the 800; Bartlett in the 1500 (4:54.19); Christina Khalil in the triple jump (10.23m) and Kathryn Rucker in the high jump with a season-best 1.63 meters, which is an automatic Southern Cal qualifier.

Khalil was second in the long jump (4.91m) while Kaytee Krivulka took second in the hammer (44.17) and the discus (35.20). Krivulka’s hammer mark is the No. 2 mark in school history, behind her school record of 44.58.

The Vaqueros will compete in the Orange Coast Classic on April 5.