Riverside City College track and field have 32 qualify for state regional

Written: May 9, 2015 | Updated: May 10, 2015 | Written By Laura Tapia
Riverside City College's Frank Clarke won first place in the shot put event with a throw of 16.04 meters at the Southern California Championships (Photo Courtesy of Jim McCarron)

Riverside City College’s Frank Clarke won first place in the shot put event with a throw of 16.04 meters at the Southern California Championships (Photo Courtesy of Jim McCarron)

The Riverside City College Track and Field men’s team finished in second place at the Southern California Championships,

while the women’s team finished in first place, according to Finishedresults.com

The men’s team finished with 114.83 points coming in right behind Mt. San Antonio College, while the women’s team finished with 123.5 points and came in ahead of Cerritos College.

The team qualified 32 athletes to the upcoming State Championships, 18 athletes from the men’s team and 14 athletes from the women’s team.

The Tigers had several athletes winning individual titles such as Maria Morales in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:12.99 who came in about a second ahead of her teammate Crystal Tejeda.

Other individual title winners were Michelle Campa in the Discus throw with a mark of 42.51 meters and Frank Clarke in the men’s shot put with a mark of 16.04 meters.

The men’s team will try to win their seventh State Championship in eight years, while the women look for their first title since 1994, according to Jim McCarron, the men’s track and field coach.

San Mateo Community College will host the State Championships which are scheduled to take place next weekend from May 14-15.