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City College Track and Field dominates Easter Relays

City College sophomore distance runner, Nicole Bartlett (No. 5), competes in the 1500-meter event at La Playa Stadium on Friday, March 21, in Santa Barbara. Bartlett finished first in the event with a time of 4:59.70.

City College Track and Field had its strongest meet of the season Friday, March 21, at the Easter Relays held at La Playa Stadium and Westmont College.

Fridays was a successful one for the Vaqueros, as Santa Barbara would take home 12 women’s and 22 men’s season best marks.

Kaitlin Heely ended the day with new personal records in both the long jump with a jump of 4.98 meters as well as the 100-meter dash (12:93) as she went on to place first and third, respectively, in both events.

Right behind Heely in the 100-meter was teammate Samantha Wikmark, at (12:94), also a new personal record.

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“I felt that we had great team support in todays meet,” Heely said. “Each teammate did very well today in each of their events and many of them received medals.”

City College’s Alex Heuchert  placed first in the men’s 1500 with a season best time of 4:00.94.

“Today was a great day for the team. Everyone performed extremely well and the medals we won reflect that,” Heuchert said. “For the rest of the season, I am attempting to break four minutes in the 1500.”

After running four minutes flat, Heuchert intends on reaching this goal very soon.

Many other Vaqueros would also find themselves besting their previous season marks.

“Our team has put in hard work throughout this season and we are now starting to see the results,” Heely said.

For track, Nicole Bartlett would place first in both the women’s 1500 and 800-meter races with times of 4:59.70 and 2:26.31.

Alyssa Garret placed second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:09.82, which would be good enough for 9th best in school history.

Kaitlin Heely, Courtney Linhares, Samantha Wikmark and Marla Bonser took second place in the Women’s Sprint Medley with a time of 1:55.20.

Bas Van Leersum, would place first in the Men’s 400-meter with a time of 54:39, good enough for seventh all time for Vaquero athletes.

On the field, the men’s javelin found two Vaqueros in the top three with Chase Kidd placing second with 37.42 meters and Juan Zavala third at 35.17 meters.

The women’s javelin also had success with Kodie Hebert placing second with 34.23 meters and Hailey Brundy in fourth with 25.80 meters.

Michael Orosco would take first in Men’s Hammer Throw with a distance of 35.92 meters and discus 38.83 meters.  Both throws were season best marks for the Vaqueros.

Katheryn Rucker would place first in Women’s High Jump with a height of 1.65 meters and Kyle O’Hollaren would tie his season best at 4.40 meters to win the pole vault.


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