Track & Field wins ninth OEC Championship

Posted: May 1, 2015 | Written by Alexis Naucler

Riverside City College track and field achieved their ninth consecutive OEC Championship win after competing against Saddleback, Golden West, Santiago Canyon, Fullerton and Santa Ana on April 24 at Golden West College.

Both the men’s and women’s team scored over 300 points, while none of their opponents reached 200. Out of the 21 events the men finished first in 18 of those events, scoring a total of 380 points, women finished first in 16 events, getting them 313.5 points.

“The guys really stepped up and showed that they are ready for the championship season in May,” said RCC’s men’s track and field coach Jim McCarron.

Falling behind Riverside by nearly 200 points was Orange Coast’s men’s team, who reached 192 points. Fullerton’s women’s team finished second, scoring 118 points.

Freshmen Quinton Bell and Maia Reynolds finished first place in all of their events. Bell competed in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Reynolds competed in the 100 and 200-meter dash, and the long jump.

“The team is improving daily, and they need to come together as a unit when it matters most.” McCarron said. “All the hard work in the offseason and this season is really paying off.”

Next up for the Tigers is the Southern California Preliminaries, being hosted by Cerritos College on May 1st and 2nd, followed by the finals May 8th and 9th, then the State Championships being held at College of San Mateo May 15th and 16th.