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RCC finishes third at the Southern California regional

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By Shani Booker | Staff Writer

Jessika Byrd threw a 184.10 in the hammer throw breaking her own school record of 179.7 feet, which was set last season when she won the hammer throw when the Riverside City College track and field women took on Saddleback on Feb. 22.

Byrd’s new record was also only two and a half feet off the national record.

“I know what I’m capable of and that’s just what I want to do,” Byrd said when discussing how she perseveres.

Vagara won the discus throwing event, while breaking a school record with a throw of 41-6.

Chandler Edwards won the pole vault with 9 ¼, Michelle Uy won javelin 100-11.

Taylor Coffelt wins the 100m with a time of 12.86 followed closely by Saddleback’s sprinter at 12.89.

Brandee Rodriguez takes the win with a 26.35 time and continues to dominate the events with an eight second 400m dash.

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The women beat Saddleback 119-34.

For the men, RCC runner Justin Thymes (34.56) and Sterling Winston (34.64) were two of four Tigers that finished under 35 seconds in the 300m dash.

Tigers’ freshman Luis Guiterrez won the 600m race with a set time of 1:20.43 and led the mile with 4:19.26.

Jordon Morris (8.33) and Chris Navarro (8.40) went first and second in the 60m in hurdles.

Navarro also takes the lead with the javelin toss of 171ft and 3in.

Mt. Sac won the 4×100 in a time of 41.41.

The Tigers controlled the 4×400 with a score of 4.15sec.

The winning leap was taken by Aaron Johnson at 6’2 at the high jump.

Moises Ramos threw a 49’8’’ in the shot put and a 164’5’’ in the hammer throw, winning both events respectively.

Ryan Kent threw 142’10 in the Discus to take first win.

Overall, the RCC men’s team defeated Mt. Sac with the winning score of 101-44.

Running the men’s 200m dash, Justin Thymes completes with a 21.74, in the 400m Sterling Winston finishes off with a time of 49.89.

Gary Davidson competed in the triple jump with a winning jump of 13.51.

Connor Einck got 15.43 in shot put and 49.94 in the hammer throw, winning both events.

Chris Navarro did the javelin throw with a score of 51.05 for the win.

Gabriel Vargas won the Discus toss at an ending score of 47.00.

The next track and field event will take place at Cal State Fullerton on Mar. 8.

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