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Sports Update – Men’s Golf finishes 2nd in State, Men’s Track 12th

Since the final publication of The Channels in the spring, both the men’s golf and track finished their seasons at state competitions.

City College sent four track athletes to the California State Championships in Bakersfield, earning a second-place finish, two fourth-place finishes and one seventh.

Jarius Maloy placed the highest for the Vaqueros, finishing second in the shot put with a 52-7 and a half throw.

Chad Freeman ran the men’s 400-meter intermediate hurdles, finishing with a time of 54.3 seconds. Freeman was in the lead until he tripped over one of the final hurdles. He stumbled, but caught his fall, finishing fourth.

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Robert Nooney placed fourth in the decathlon with a score of 6271. Along the way Nooney placed first in his heat in both the 100-meter dash and the 110-meter intermediate hurdles. But his failure to dominate in other decathlon events diminished his final score.

Alex Jebson placed seventh in the pole vault with a jump of 14-6. The Vaquero track team finished 12th out of more than 60 schools.

“That’s one of the higher finishes in our history,” coach Keith Kephart said.

Maloy is the only top-ten state finisher returning to City College this year. Robert Nooney is off to Chico State University, Chad Freeman has left to Sacramento State University, and Alex Jebson has left for California State University, Fullerton.

The Vaquero Men’s Golf squad finished second in the California State Championships held in Murrieta, California after being out-shot by College of the Canyons 735 to 741. The City College team is pleased with its finish, but acknowledges falling just a little short.

“I was extremely happy we were playing so well, but I was very disappointed we didn’t win it all,” said coach Chuck Melendez. “But it was a lot of fun because we were really talented.”

Chris Saterlee and Kyle Nicolson made First Team All-State. Saterlee placed third overall and Nicolson placed seventh.

On the road heading toward the state championship, the Vaqueros tied for first place in the Southern California Regionals.

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