RCC men’s track and field wins state title

By David A. Paco

Photo courtesy of David A. Paco

James H. Williams | Managing Editor

The RCC men’s track and field team completed a 3-peat following its victory at the 2014 CCCAA state championship meet at Mt. San Antonio College on May 17.

The Tigers also had two male athletes win individual state championships at the meet.

Keithyon Moten won the 110-meter high hurdles event with a time of 14.29 seconds for the Tigers while Connor Einck won the shot put with a distance of 59 feet 6-3/4 inches.

The Tigers had 12 athletes that qualified to participate in the state meet, whose results together gave the team enough points to secure its sixth state title in seven seasons. American River College finished 28 points behind the Tigers’ 111 total points to finish second overall at the track meet. Cerritos College finished third with 64 points follow by Mt. SAC with 62 points.

The Tigers also won its third straight CCCAA Southern California championship on May 10.

It was the Tigers’ sixth regional title in the past seven years.

Just’n Thymes finished first in the 100 meters with an RCC record time of 10.19 second.

Thymes won the 200 meters event with a time of 20.50 seconds.

Thymes also participated in relay events for the Tigers running a 45.98 second split on the Tigers’ 4×400 relay winning team and a 40.75 for the Tigers’ 4×100 team.

The team finished second in the 4×100 event.

On the women’s track and field team, Shebanet’te Terry won the individual state championship for the Tigers in the 400 meters event with a time of 55.42 seconds.

Taylor Coffelt won the state title in the javelin event for the Tigers with a distance of 148 feet 5 inches.

The women’s team finished third overall in the SoCal meet.